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Evelyn's Hope

The kideous bustle at last '„ ea( j Come and talk of the 'oekat a minute ! Never again wiU it finish, it's said; What on earth. *e women saw in it, Or why we it, is hard to discover • Only the Tiorld is a nicer place, Now Wfc ihe pest called a " dress improver " Is improved, by Fashion, right off its facs. here's the tall hat, too, which they say is doomed, One rather liked it, or viewed it with awe, Till one sat m a theatrc*, aad far away loomed A. rampart of leathers, frilling, and straw. Hiding the stage,, the footlights, and all, Save, perhaps, the top of a paste-board treeOh, tfc*n one s fingers did certainly crawl ?o fling a book at the filagree ! But, some day, in Fashion's whirligig The monstrous bustle, the Eiffel hat May arise onee more, even twice as big' For our gijeat-grandchildren to wonder at. WeH, that s Posterity's matter, not mine. The one thing now ig to put up a hymc. Pr< shine aiad ° f hj ° Pe **** When "** nmf ** Good taste may flourish instead oi whim!

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Evelyn's Hope, Issue 8018, 21 September 1889, Supplement

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Evelyn's Hope Issue 8018, 21 September 1889, Supplement

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