Feminine Beauty: Jonathan Swift


You have but a very few years to be young and handsome in the eyes of the world, and as few months to be so in the eyes of a husband, who is not a fool.

Jonathan Swift

Letter to a Young Lady on her Marriage (1723)

Dean Swift was obviously an early proponent of ‘telling it like it is’ ;>)

The picture, by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, (1708-1787) has the equally uncompromising title, ‘Time orders Old Age to destroy Beauty’. Via Wikimedia

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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