The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13 by Thomas Byerley

The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13
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Author: Thomas Byerley
Page Count: 352 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: Englishhttps://d20eq91zdmkqd.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/large/9781/2321/9781232193517.jpg
ISBN: 9781236121844
File Name: The.Mirror.of.Literature,.Amusement,.and.Instruction.Volume.13.pdf
Download Link: The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 Excerpt: ...If this were the present orthodox creed of kissing, it would most woefully spoil the sport of many a gallant youth, who, with the most polite officiousness, extinguishes (by pure accident of course) while professing to snuff, the candles, only that he may snatch a hasty, unobserved kiss of the smiling maiden, whose proximity hath so irresistibly tempted him. I wish the professor who hath already obliged us with a chapter on kissing, would lay us under greater and more manifold obligations, by a course of lectures on the same subject; and if 1 laid wagers, I would wager my judgment to a cockle-shell, that Socrates' discourse on marriage did not produce a more beneficial effect than would his Iectuie; and that few untasted lips would be found, either among his auditors, or those whose fortune it should be to fall in the way of those auditors; but as it is at present, (for, alas! these are not the days of Polydore Virgil or Erasmus, ) we are compelled, albeit somewhat grumblingly, to be content with but a very limited share of such blisses. Not that I doubt (heaven forbid that I should) the leal inclination or the ability of at least the juvenile part of my fair countrywomen to be much more liberal than they generally are in this way; but, " dear, confounded creatures," as Will Honeycomb says, what with the trammels of education and domestic restraint, they are prevented from appearing, as they " really are, the best good-natured things alive." So much innocent hypocrisy, so much mauvaise honle, so many of " the whispered no, so little meant," that they are practical antitheses to themselves. " Can danger lurk within a kiss." But all fathers are not Coleridges, nor are all mothers Woolstoneciafts. I plead not for libertin...

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