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" Drapery, if you ask me my opinion," cried Mrs Freke, "drapery, whether wet or dry, is the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world." "That depends on public opinion, I allow," said Mr Percival. "The Lacedaemonian ladies, who were veiled only by public... "
The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Página 282
1820
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Belinda, Volumen2

Maria Edgeworth - 1811 - 452 páginas
...tearing away what has been called the decent drapery of life ?" " Drapery, if you ask me my opinion, 1 ' cried Mrs. Freke, " drapery, whether wet or dry, is...thing in the world." "That depends on public opinion, t allow," said Mr. Percival. " The Lace-daemonian ladies, who were veiled only t by public opinion,...
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Belinda, Volumen2

Maria Edgeworth - 1821
...you want to know," said Mrs. Freke, " what I would do to improve the world, I'll tell you : I'd have your sex taught to say. Horns ! horns ! I defy you."...Percival. "The Lacedaemonian ladies, who were veiled only Vjy public opinion, were better -covered from profane eyes, than some English ladies are in wet drapery."...
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Works, Volumen3

Maria Edgeworth - 1824
...Should we find things much improved by tearing away what has been called the decent drapery of life f" " Drapery, if you ask me my opinion," cried Mrs Freke....ladies are in wet drapery." " I know nothing of the Lacedasmonian ladies, I look my leave of them when I was a schoolboy — girl — I should say. But,...
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Tales and Novels, Volumen3

Maria Edgeworth - 1848
...would do to improve the world, I'll tell you: I'd have both sexes call things by their right names." "This would doubtless be a great improvement," said...public opinion, I allow," said Mr. Percival. "The Lacedsemonian ladies, who were veiled only by public opinion, were better covered from profane eyes...
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The Novels and Novelists

William Forsyth - 1871
...appearance ? I suppose the prude was afraid of my demolishing and unrigging her." " ' Drapery, if you ask my opinion/ cried Mrs. Freke, ' drapery, whether wet...the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world/ " I know that there are writers who assert that we have not gained by the difference ; but I think...
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The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century: In Illustration of the ...

William Forsyth - 1871 - 339 páginas
...appearance ? I suppose the prude was afraid of my demolishing and unrigging her." " ' Drapery, if you ask my opinion,' cried Mrs. Freke, ' drapery, whether...the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world.' " I know that there are writers who assert that we have not gained by the difference ; but I think...
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The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century: In Illustration of the ...

William Forsyth - 1871 - 339 páginas
...appearance ? I suppose the prude was afraid of my demolishing and unrigging her." " ' Drapery, if you ask my opinion,' cried Mrs. Freke, ( drapery, whether...the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world.' " I know that there are writers who assert that we have not gained by the difference ; but I think...
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The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century

William Forsyth - 1871
...appearance ? I suppose the prude was afraid of my demolishing and unrigging her." "' Drapery, if you ask my opinion,' cried Mrs. Freke, ' drapery, whether...the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world.' " I know that there are writers who assert that we have not gained by the difference ; but I think...
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Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and ...

Audrey Bilger - 2002 - 261 páginas
...When Mr. Percival alludes to "the decent drapery of life," Mrs. Freke takes him literally and retorts, "drapery, whether wet or dry, is the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world." She ends the debate by rising and "stretching herself so violently that some part of her habiliments...
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The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall

Terry Castle - 2003 - 1110 páginas
...if you want to know," said Mrs Freke, "what I would do to improve the world, I'll tell you: I'd have your sex taught to say, 'Horns! horns!' I defy you."...ladies are in wet drapery." "I know nothing of the Lacedemonian ladies, I took my leave of them when I was a schoolboy — girl — I should say. But,...
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