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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... Ladies. by One of the old-fashioned, four-story houses of Guayaquil is a perfect hive, swarming with people of every color, grade, trade, and profession ; the stores and pulperias, or small shops, of the ground floor, are filled with buyers and sellers, chattering like a flock of magpies (the Guayaquilenians talk a great deal, and in a loud voice) ; in the balconies of the second and third stories, you may see the whole domestic arrangement of the different oc cupants, of whom there are as many different renters, as there are small apartments ranged along the corridor. Small children abound in these elevations. In the highest balcony, in the evening, are seen the ladies of the house, tastefully dressed, commonly with high, carved , tortoise-shell combs in their hair, sitting in their hammocks, or leaning over the railings, enjoying the breeze from the river. The ladies of Guayaquil are generally handsome, possessing a fairness and delicacy of complexion,' which we should hardly expect to find so near the equator, at a small elevation above the sea. This may partly be attributed to the moisture and heat of the climate, causing constant and free perspiration ; and partly to the fact, that they seldom leave the house in the day time, except to go to mass, which they generally do early in the morning. They dress with great taste, and possess most pleasing and agreeable manners. The mantilla, or close veil, (that deceitful garment which, in Lima, often causes the unwary stranger to follow the witching glances of a black eye, until all ends in his sore disappointment, when he finds the bright jewel in rather too antique a setting,) is not used here. Each fair blazes . 70 DRESS. forth in all the full lustre of her charms. Not even a bonnet is...
bound: 72 pages
publisher: TheClassics.us (September 12, 2013)
isbn: 1230352635, 978-1230352633,
weight: 5.3 ounces (