When a woman has five grown-up daughters, she ought to give over thinking of her own beauty.”
“In such cases, a woman has not often much beauty to think of.”
She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper.
Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with.”
He could not help seeing that you were about five times as pretty as every other woman in the room.
If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him; and it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark.
“But if a woman is partial to a man, and does not endeavour to conceal it, he must find it out.”
I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.”
The word is applied to many a woman who deserves it no otherwise than by netting a purse or covering a screen.
A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half-deserved.”