Light, Technology, Gender
Explores the comparison between bridesmaids and gas-lamps. Notes that bridesmaids' 'bright eyes light the way to the hymeneal altar, as well as, if not better than, a row of fish tail burners could', while both bridesmaids and lamps emit a 'dazzling radiance' and are 'dimmed by tears, which may be regarded as water in the pipe'.
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