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