Woman is fine21 for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety22 will be most endearing to the latter.-

… it is very well worth-while to be tormented for two or three years of one’s life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.

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