The Fan Book

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Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921 - Fans - 344 pages
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Page 134 - Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Page 308 - Not to be tedious, there is scarce any emotion in the mind which does not produce a suitable agitation in the fan; insomuch, that if I only see the fan of a disciplined lady, I know very well whether she laughs, frowns, or blushes. I have seen a fan so very angry, that it would have been dangerous for the absent lover who provoked it to have come within the wind of it; and at other times so very languishing, that I have been glad for the lady's sake the lover was at a sufficient distance from it.
Page 308 - There is an infinite variety of motions to be made use of in the flutter of a fan. There is the angry flutter, the modest flutter, the timorous flutter, the confused flutter, the merry flutter, and the amorous flutter. Not to be tedious...
Page 307 - Virgulta made her expressions of the highest gratitude for so uncommon a confidence in her, and begged she would 'show her what was peculiar in the management of that utensil, which rendered it of such general force while she was mistress of it.
Page 167 - Child :* they not only universally go in them, but wear them ; that is, every thing is to be en cabriolet ; the men paint them on their waistcoats, and have them embroidered for clocks to their stockings ; and the women, who have gone all the winter without anything on their heads, are now muffled up in great caps, with round sides, in the form of, and scarce less than, the wheels of chaises.
Page 106 - I mention a thing that, although perhaps it will seem but frivolous to divers readers that have already travelled in Italy, yet because unto many that neither have been there, nor ever intend to go thither while they live, it will be a mere novelty, I will not let it pass unmentioned.
Page 331 - St. Alban's house at Byflete, an old large building. Thence to the paper mills, where I found them making a coarse white paper. They cull the raggs, which are linnen, for white paper, woollen for brown ; then they stamp them in troughs to a papp with pestles or hammers like the powder-mills, then put it into a vessell of water, in which they dip a frame closely wyred with wyre as small as a haire and as close as a weaver's reede ; on this they take up the papp, the superfluous water draining thro...
Page 107 - For whereas the fan consisteth of a painted piece of paper and a little wooden handle, the paper which is fastened into the top is on both sides most curiously adorned with excellent pictures, either of amorous things tending to dalliance, having some witty Italian verses or fine...
Page 307 - Gatty flutters her fan as a fly does its wings round a candle ; while her eldest sister, who is as much in love with him as she is, is as grave as a vestal at his entrance ; and the consequence is accordingly. He watches half the play for a glance from her sister, while Gatty is overlooked and neglected. I wish you heartily as much success in the management of it as I have had : If you think fit to go on where I left off, I will give you a short. account of the execution I have made with it. " Cymon,...
Page 163 - All we hear from France is, that a new madness reigns there, as strong as that of Pantins was. This is la fureur des cabriolets; Anglice, one-horse chairs, a mode introduced by Mr.

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