Arts of Beauty: Or Secrets of a Lady's Toilet, With Hints to Gentlemen on the Art of Fascinating by Lola Montez
English | Oct 1982 | ISBN: 0912946520 | 111 Pages | PDF | 11 MB
WHEN Aristotle was asked why everybody was so fond of beauty, he replied, " It is the question of a blind man.'' Socrates described it as " a short-lived tyranny ;" and Theophrastus called it " a silent fraud." Most of these old philosophers spoke in great scorn and derision of the arts employed by the females of their time for the di!!play and preservation of their beauty. And it would seem that the ladies of those days carried these arts to greater extremes than even our modern belles. Juvenal bitterly satirizes the women's faces as being "bedaubed and lacquered o'er.