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Henry James, Jr.
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(......) ___ this, I admit, is a description of the men ______ than of the women; but to a certain extent __ includes the women. There is much more beauty among _______ women of the lower class than strangers who are __________ to dwell upon their *coarseness* recognize. Pretty heads, pretty ______ and cheeks and chins, pretty eyes too, if you ___ content with a moderate brilliancy, and at all events ________ complexionsthese seem to me to be presented in a ____ sufficient abundance. The capacity of an Englishwoman for being ________ strikes me as unlimited, and even if (I repeat) __ is in the luxurious class that it is most ______ exercised, yet among the daughters of the people one ____ a great many fine points. Among the men fine ______ are strikingly numerous ---- especially among the younger ones. ___ the same distinction is to be madethe gentlemen are _________ handsomer than the vulgarians. But taking one young Englishman ____ another, they are physically very well appointed. Their features ___ finished, composed, as it were, more harmoniously than those __ many of their nearer and remoter neighbors, and their _______ are apt to be both powerful and compact. They _______ to view very much fewer accidental noses and inexpressive ______, fewer sloping shoulders and ill-planted heads of hair, than _____ American kinsmen. Speaking always from the sidewalk, it may __ said that as the spring increases in London and ___ symptoms of the season multiply, the beautiful young men ___ adorn the West-End pavements, and who advance before you __ couples, arm-in-arm--, fair-haired-, gray-eyed-, athletic, slow-strolling-, ambrosial, are among ___ most brilliant features of the brilliant period. I have __ at heart to add that if the English are _________ than ourselves, they are also very much uglier. Indeed _ think that all the European peoples are uglier than ___ American; we are far from producing those magnificent types __ facial eccentricity which flourish among older civilizations. American ugliness __ on the side of physical poverty and meanness; English __ that of redundancy and monstrosity. In America there are ___ grotesques; in England there are manyand some of them ___ almost handsome!
The element of the grotesque was ____ noticeable to me in the most striking collection of ___ shabbier English types that I had seen since I ____ to London.