Publisher: British Library Publishing (October 1, 2014)
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"The absence of Beard generally is a signal of actual and ethical weakness." "Take drawings of the pinnacle of a lion, one with and the opposite with out the mane. you'll discover how a lot of the majesty of the king of the woods, in addition to that of the lord of the earth, dwells during this free-flowing appendage." "There is scarcely a extra evidently disgusting item than a beardless outdated guy. The Beard retains progressively masking, various and beautifying, and imparts new graces even to decay, through heightening all that remains entertaining, veiling all that's repulsive." This eccentric Victorian ebook argues a powerful case for the common donning of a beard—that crucial image of manly contrast when you consider that precedent days. Thomas S. Gowing contrasts the power and bold of bearded males via background with the indisputable effeminacy of the clean-shaven. He reminds the fashionable guy that "ladies, through their very nature, like every little thing manly," and can't fail to be charmed through a "fine move of curling comeliness." Gowing's ebook is now republished for the 1st time considering that 1850, followed via illustrations of notable beards from historical past.