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The Lady's Looking-Glass: Or, The Whole Art of Charming

By Behn, Aphra

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Title: The Lady's Looking-Glass: Or, The Whole Art of Charming  
Author: Behn, Aphra
Language: English
Subject: Fiction--Women authors--History and criticism., Literature--Women authors, Literature
Collections: Women Writers Collection
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Excerpt: Told from the perspective of a looking glass, this text argues against restrictive clothing for women. It also describes female beauty in traditional romantic language while proposing that the corporeal extends beyond physical attributes. The Lady's Looking-Glass, To Dress Herself By: Or, The Art Of Charming How long, O charming Iris! shall I speak in vain of your adorable Beauty? You have been just, and believe I love you with a Passion perfectly tender and extream; and yet you will not allow your Charms to be infinite: You must either accuse my Flames to be unreasonable, and that my Eyes and Heart are false Judges of Wit and Beauty; or allow, that You are the most perfect of your Sex. But instead of that, you always accuse of me Flattery, when I speak of your infinite Merit; and when I refer you to your Glass, you tell me, that flatters, as well as Damon; though one wou'd ?


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