August 31st, 2013


QotD: Мерзкий сексизм

From Hartley's "Chapter VI: Etiquette for the Ball Room". Вообще не понимаю, как женщины выживали в то нелёгкое время. Хоть я и с некоторым трудом вспоминаю себя и друзей в молодом возрасте, мы совершенно точно не были такими patronizing bastards.

You will pay a delicate compliment and one that will certainly be appreciated, if, when a lady declines your invitation to dance on the plea of fatigue or fear of fatigue, you do not seek another partner, but remain with the lady you have just invited, and thus imply that the pleasure of talking with, and being near, her, is greater than that of dancing with another.


QotD: Hartley on the Vice of Negligence towards Necessities of one's physical Body

Красиво умели выражаться в 1860м году. From Hartley's "Chapter VIII: Manly Exercises".

Wherever there is physical depression, there is disposition to resort to injurious stimulants; and the time of relief from work is generally spent, not in invigorating the animal frame, but in aggravating complaints, and converting functional into organic disease.