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"The upper part of the chest should be relatively short and wide,
independent of the size of the shoulders, for this shows the vital
organs which it contains are sufficiently developed.
"The waist should taper a little farther than the middle of the trunk,
and be marked, especially in the back and loins, by the approximation
of the hips.
"The waist should be narrower than the upper part of the trunk and its
muscles, because the reverse indicates the expansion of the stomach,
liver, and great intestine, resulting from their excessive use.
"The back of woman should be more hollow than that of man; for
otherwise the pelvis is not of sufficient depth for parturition.
"Women should have more extended loins than men, at the expense of the
superior and inferior parts, for this conformation is essential to
"The abdomen should be larger in woman than in man, for the same
"Over all these parts the cellular tissue, and the plumpness connected
with it, should obliterate all distinct projection of muscles.
"The surface of the whole female form should be characterized by its
softness, elasticity, smoothness, delicacy, and polish, and by the
gradual and easy transition between the parts.
"The moderate plumpness already described should bestow on the organs
of woman great suppleness. Plumpness is essential to beauty,
especially in mothers, because in them the abdomen necessarily
expands, and would afterwards collapse and become wrinkled.
"An excess of plumpness, however, is to be guarded against. Young
women who are very fat are cold and prone to barrenness.
"In no case should plumpness be so predominant as to destroy the
distinctness of parts."
A male and female formed on the above models would be well matched and
have fine children.
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