klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

absurd, and unnatural

I know indeed, that the hoop-petticoat is supposed to have been introduced as a matter of convenience, as well as ornament : but I know too, that it perfectly coincides with that prevailing passion in the sex, of swelling themselves beyond their natural size. The proportions of the human form are in like manner destroyed, by pinching in and contracting the waist, as the Chinese women do their feet, Both practices are equally absurd, and unnatural, but the former is more pernicious, as it lays a foundation for innumerable ailments.

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