"one of those kidfitting corsets Id want advertised cheap in the Gentlewoman with elastic gores on the hips he saved the one I have but thats no good what did they say they give a delightful figure line 11/6" (U18.446)

An issue of The Gentlewoman from 1890. Very classy!
"obviating that unsightly broad appearance across the lower back to reduce flesh my belly is a bit too big" (U18.449)
"Ill have to knock off the stout at dinner or am I getting too fond of it" (U18.450)
"the last they sent from ORourkes was as flat as a pancake" (U18.451)
"he makes his money easy Larry they call him the old mangy parcel he sent at Xmas a cottage cake and a bottle of hogwash he tried to palm off as claret that he couldnt get anyone to drink God spare his spit for fear hed die of the drouth or" (U18.452)
"I must do a few breathing exercises I wonder is that antifat any good" (U18.455)
"might overdo it the thin ones are not so much the fashion now" (U18.456)
"garters that much I have the violet pair I wore today thats all he bought me out of the cheque he got on the first O no there was the face lotion I finished the last of yesterday that made my skin like new I told him over and over again get that made up in the same place and dont forget it" (U18.457)
"God only knows whether he did after all I said to him Ill know by the bottle anyway if not I suppose Ill only have to wash in my piss like beeftea or chickensoup with some of that opoponax and violet I thought it was beginning to look coarse or old a bit the skin underneath is much finer where it peeled off there on my finger after the burn its a pity it isnt all like that and the four paltry handkerchiefs about 6/- in all" (U18.461)
"sure you cant get on in this world without style all going in food and rent when I get it Ill lash it around I tell you in fine style I always want to throw a handful of tea into the pot measuring and mincing if I buy a pair of old brogues itself do you like those new shoes yes how much were they" (U18.466)
"Ive no clothes at all the brown costume and the skirt and jacket and the one at the cleaners 3 whats that for any woman" (U18.470)
"cutting up this old hat and patching up the other the men wont look at you and women try to walk on you because they know youve no man then with all the things getting dearer every day" (U18.472)
"for the 4 years more I have of life up to 35 no Im what am I at all Ill be 33 in September will I what O well look at that Mrs Galbraith shes much older than me I saw her when I was out last week her beautys on the wane she was a lovely woman magnificent head of hair on her down to her waist tossing it back like that like Kitty OShea in Grantham street 1st thing I did every morning to look across see her combing it as if she loved it and was full of it pity I only got to know her the day before we left" (U18.474)
"and that Mrs Langtry the jersey lily the prince of Wales was in love with" (U18.481)

Lily (or Lillie) Langtry (1853 - 1929) is an English actress, born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton on the channel island of Jersey. She was famous in the roles of Rosalind (As You Like It), and Kate (She Stoops to Conquer). Langtry's theatrical career was eclipsed by her fame as the mistress of Edward VII. Langtry was idolized by Americans, and Judge Roy Bean named a Texas town in her honor. Her nickname, 'The Jersey Lily,' is after the Jersey lily flower (Amaryllis belladonna) a symbol of Jersey; it was popularized when Sir John Everett Millais painted her portrait 'A Jersey Lily.'
"I suppose hes like the first man going the roads only for the name of a king theyre all made the one way only a black mans Id like to try" (U18.482)
"a beauty up to what was she 45" (U18.484)
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