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Beauty In Love

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Parent Issue
Day
8
Month
August
Year
1862
Copyright
Public Domain
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Webblievo thiitrnost novéis preccding Jane Eyre made personal buatity u prureqnit-ke to the gaining of a wófnun'i buart. And we believe thut much tiolitious trash since thct titno has followed n the same train. At nny rate, the Jea of great porsonal beauty s Imparably allied, in the novelfed brain, with the idea of a succes.sfr.l lover. Whether thjfi Lotion witli regard tn personal advantnges produces inuch dtj.puir in the tnintJs of those not blessod with them, we are not sure. ÍStill, as it is Hablo to do 8O,we have vithed tobrinjr togeiher hero a few facts pioving thi.t Miss Bronto wrote not Bgainst naturo unen she made Jane Eyre love thu hotnely, disfigured, aud not graceful Rochester. The celebrated Lady Hamilton was, probubly, the most beuitiful, fascinaüng, and aecomplished English woman ut her time. Bilt this woman gave her heart, hinlully il is true, but unioservedly and overwhelmingly, to Nelson. Ánd what were Nelson's personal advnntages ? He was an interior, homely, sickly-looking man, and the additioual disadvantíiges f che loss of an cye and an arm rever alienated Lady Hamiltojj'i love. Sueh were the personal gilts neoded tocapti.ato and retuin the most dazzling ivoinan of her times. No man oí his ago was more suecessful in capnvating women's heart's than John Wilkeu, and yet even his porlrait w frigbtful, and his ral face must have been hid-jons. R:)gers speuks of his '-diabolical squint." Equally successful, in the saine way, was Mirnbeau. And he, too, was a man utteily devoid of my prelenrions to personal beauty. In spe king of hiir.sell to a lady lie describes his appearance as that of a tit;er that has had the sinull pos ! öeorge the First oí Second of England, had a daughter who. for reasons of umbiiion, was trothed lo a continental pihice. When thir prínce carne to Lonuon to marry her, he was found to be su inexpresibly ugly, th:it the King told his daughter thutbo could notaak her t murry hiai, and even at that late date, he would find sume pretext for breaking off the match. Tt.e princesa declined the proffered service, married the pnnce, and proved herself une of thu most devotedly-loviog wives of her time. Ín Ununiiioir.'s Memoira we learn that even in the artificial ooart of Charlea the Second the man whoin the correct, fastidiuus, and uriivernalsoiigh' Francés Jennings most eagerly wished to ïiiarry was JennyD of whora örammont says: "As tor his figure, there was nothing advan'.ageous in it. He waslittle; bis houd wu largo and his legs small; his leaturus were not disugreeablo, but he was affected in his curriage and behuvior." He heurd of Miss Jennings. went to oo.urt that he tnight pee her, and, our au hor's conliuuep, "In the meantiine Jennyn quiotv eujoyed the hnppiness (il Beeirig the mcliiiations of the prettiest and most extraordinary crenture in England declare in his favor." And this triumph was in the midst of a crowd of noble forms and majestiefaces--Buckingham, Moninonth, Talbot, and their compeers. 'I here is a most affecting: and thrilling sturv told, in illusiration of our theme, of Coiiimiidura Barclay, who fnught the bnttlo of Luke Erie agaiimt Perry. Ho wan engaged t) ba married to h tino Engli-sh girl. At Trafulgar, ith Nulnon, he had lont an arm. At Lttke Erie he lost a leg. Ou returning to Engliilld, feeliog lus cond'tion veiy ucutely, he ent a friend to his botr.nhed lo teil her thut, uuder tho eiren mutancea in wfaiuh tie lound hiraself1, he considered her a released i'rom 11 ongagementa to him. The lady heard liu nn.'Sáage,!ind then said to tlie Ir.end, Edward think.s thal I m:ty wish otir ngaieirieiit maj' le broken because oL lis niis!'ortunes, does heï Teil him thatit ho only brings back to England body enongh to hold the soul he carried away with him, I 11 rnarry him." Does any man in his serises suppose thut a wonu'in of real worth wouhl have preferred some shfwv French dandy of the courl of Louis the Fourteenth to the inagnificeiitly gilted, althongh dwarled and tnunpbncked, Luxumbourg? We make great mitakes in these thinga. Love is one thing, mere optical admiration is very muuh another thing. The most beautiful va'entine tbat ever was penned has this stanzu ; It, raatters little c.'twardly Whnt thou mayRt beor se-n, If only tliou can8t inwardly Answoi' to thia bright drenm. That M the true philosophy oí a true woman. The woman vho will rnarry you becaiii-e of your beauty would about as readily transfer her iiftections to your carriage if' ils varnish were :righter or its proportiona more in acaordunoe wilh the taste of her professor ;f millinery. In winning admiration personal beauty is not the eqnal ot graee of munners; and grace of manner is net the equal of conversational power. Indeed Shakapeare has said : The man who hns n tongue is no mnn It -itli that tongue he cunnot win awoman. But personal beauty, grace of manner, and conversational powsr, however much they inay get admiration, wil] not win love, It is peculiar aif'ta of character will do that and thev only.

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