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liarity expressly condemned in Scripture.-(5) Author-
ship:-claims of Women in this respect.—(6) Theatrical
talent.-(7) Woman concluded to possess less mental
strength; opinions of female writers as to this point.—(8)
The true sphere of Woman is of the heart.

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$ 1.– Fashion, a creature belonging more particularly

to Women. Its mischievous agency over that sex :-con-

tagious in its nature, it affects other than the privileged

classes.—(2) Boundless influence of fashion in this country.

- (3) Utility of fashion ?-(4) Contempt of morality

among person of this class.-(5) Fashion, ridiculous as

well as vicious.—(6) Its tastelessness and inelegance.-

(7) Fashionable assemblies :-misery which characterizes

those frequenting them.-(8) Such an influence especially
mischievous, as exerted over Women: its agency over the
mind, and upon health.-(9) Modish amusements: the
Italian Opera; Fancy-fairs.-(10) Ridiculous and con-
temptible exclusiveness of fashion: vulgarity of the ' Ex-
clusives; their abhorrence of one another. The Woman
of fashion described.-(11) The evils of Fashion not un-
observed, but not as yet resisted.- Common sense ap-
pealed to !

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CHAPTER VIII.

GALLANTRY.

ç 1.-Gallantry, as observed towards the sex, false in itself and degrading to its object.(2) Causes of this spurious gallantry. Beauty, the loadstone with many; to others, the wealth and worldly influence of the sex are powerful attractions.—13) The principle of gallantry unknown to the ancients: its folly and falsehood exposed.(4) The poets, in writing of Women, have confessedly idealized. Hurtful tendency of such effusions.-(5) Severer, if not always truer, estimate of the sex, in graver and higher walks of literature,

CHAPTER IX.

ABUSE OF THE MARRIED STATE.

& 1..Worldliness of the present age in the affair of Marriage. ---(2) The misery entailed on persons united in such manner. - (3) W'omen, seldom more amiable for the endowments of fortune.—(4) Matrimony, by no means in itself productive of human misery.-15) The married should yiell to each other: this duty of conciliation especially incumbent on the wife.-(6) Vast importance of deliberation in entering on this state of life.

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