November 21, 2014

Carol's Quaint Quotes

I thought this quote from Good Morals and Gentle Manners for Schools and Families from 1873 was kind of cute in a smelly sort of way.  Hail deodorants!  

Good health requires that the whole body be frequently and thoroughly bathed, an operation that some persons neglect entirely in winter.  The skin is full of minute pores or openings for the escape of insensible perspiration, and if these are obstructed, they can not carry off that waste matter which should pass from the body in this way.   Not only does the skin become rough, dry, harsh, and covered with pimples, but unpleasant odors emanate from it.  These odors impregnate the clothing, and become very offensive.   The remedy is the bath.  

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