Special Expressions of Man: Blushing
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Blushing is the most peculiar and the most human of all expressions. Monkeys redden from passion, but it would require an overwhelming amount of evidence to make us believe that any animal could blush. Women blush much more than men. It is rare to see an old man, but not nearly so rare to see an old woman blushing. The small vessels of the face become filled with blood, from the emotion of shame, in almost all the races of man, though in the very dark races no distinct change of colour can be perceived. Blushing is evident in all the Aryan nations of Europe, and to a certain extent with those of India. Under a keen sense of shame there is a strong desire for concealment. Most persons, whilst blushing intensely, have their mental powers confused. The rules of etiquette always refer to conduct in the presence of, or towards others.