The Line of Beauty
George Du Maurier
Punch (6 December 1879): 262
Athletic. “Don't you Bicycle?”
Æsthetic. “Er-no. It developes the Calves of the Legs so! Nakes 'em srick out, you kmnow! Positive Deformity!!”.
The phrase “The line of beauty” refers to William Hogarth's notion of idea shape or curve.
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