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little by little, it advises a notion too swiss over her terrible childhood

Post by Georgina.Eller.. » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:54:13

hovers; now, she draws her foot after her in
slovenly fashion; now, she lets herself sink softly into an armchair,
whilst I with humble demeanor offer her a flask of smelling salts and
with my adoration assuage her agitation; now, she strikes after me
playfully; now, she drops her handkerchief and, without as much as a
single motion, lets her relaxed arm remain in its pendant position
whilst I bend down low to pick it up and return it to her, receiving a
little patronizing nod as a reward. These are the ways of a lady of
fashion when in my shop. Whether Diogenes made any impression on the
woman who was praying in a somewhat unbecoming posture when he asked her
whether she did not believe the gods could see her from behind - that I
do not know; but this I do know, that if I should say to her ladyship
kneeling down in church: "The folds of your gown do not fall according
to fashion," she would be more alarmed than if she had given offense to
the gods. Woe to the outcast, the male Cinderella, who has not
comprehended this! By the immortal gods, what pray, is a woman who is
not in fashion; I adjure you by the gods, and what when she is in
fashion!

Whether all this is true? Well, make trial of it: let the swain, his
beloved one sinks rapturously on his ***, whispering unintelligibly:
"Thine forever," and hides her head on his bosom - let him but say to
her: "My sweet Kitty, your coiffure is not at all in fashion." -
Possibly, men don't give thought to this, but he who knows it, and has
the reputation of knowing it, he is the most dangerous man in the
kingdom. What blissful hours the lover passes with his sweetheart before
marriage I do not know; but of the blissful hours she spends in my shop
he hasn't the slightest inkling either. Without my special license and
sanction a marriage is null and void, anyway - or else an entirely
plebeian affair. Let it be the very moment when they