Excerpt from Men, Women, and Minxes The essays in this volume, reprinted from various sources and revised, deal with a variety of subjects; with Richardson's Morals and Manners, with Rousseau's Ideal Household, with Minxes and Poseuses French and English, with a contrast to them in the austere theories of the creator of The Fairchild Family, with Grimm, the great Paris gossip of the eighteenth century, and with the Women of Colonial America. The fallacies of great poets in their descriptions of landscapes - Sir Walter Scott being strangely Turneresque - are criticised. The essays on Art deal with the ingenious forgeries successfully foisted on learned collectors, and with Art as represented in rural light. Among critics criticised is Paul de Saint Victor, the man admired by Victor Hugo; and the modern literary man is portrayed as he is apt to appear in the eyes of his wife. Home Life during the Great Rebellion is described, and there are essays on Scottish Domestic Manners - Lowland and Highland - in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with other social studies. Anecdotes and entertainment, rather than severe speculations, historical and social, are the farrago libelli - the burden of the book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.