;>The ,Moor;s :,have • extraordinary; ideas [ concerning. ,fema\e' beauty. . They fancy ' an oily skin, teeth projecting beyoijd the Upsi' ipointed-;nails an inch long, 'and a figure so corpulent that two persons putting tjieir arms ;round the waist could scarcely /Hake $efo fingers meet. A woman of modern pretensions to beauty needs a slave under each arm to support her as she walks, and a perfect; belle carries weight enough,to.load.,a, camel., Mothers are so anxious, to have their daughters attain the) unwieldy size that, they make them eat a great quantity of/[miUet, ,pt}dding. and drink several bowls "of camel's milk in a day. Mungo Park said he has seen a poor girl .crying for more than an hour with the bowl at her lips, while her mother stood over her, with a stick and beat her whenever she' perceived that she was not swallowing.;; The Moors marry at a very early age, and wives are always purchased. The ; father of a girl cannot refuse an offer unless there is some stain on the young man's character,. If the ,wife does not become the mother of a'son she may be divorced by the husband. . The mother of I many 'sons is helcl\in> highest respect, is never suffered to perform any "^menial "office", f f\i •'">,' t' :/, :
" .---•-■■■■-*" j Germany has prepared for war regardless of expense.' The new rifle with which her army is now being armed iB the third which has been adopted by the War Office in Berlin since 1871. Each of the three changes has involved an expenditure of £6,000,000, or £IB,(WQ,WBfor the three change*
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Fat Beauties., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890
Fat Beauties. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890
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