Lancashire fair women.

The beauty of the women of this county has long been proverbial, witness the well-known appellation of Lancashire witches; which, at the same time as it records the beauty of he Lancashire females, carries with it a kind of reflection on the males, for their superstitious cruelty, in executing a number of poor innocent people, under the denomination of witches; this saying implying, that the charms of female beauty are the ony charms by which a rational man can be affected.

That the women of one county may remarkably differ from those of another seems a matter not to be doubted; air, food, and situation, producing striking variations in the size, shape, and colour, of animals; therefore why not in the human species.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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