Alice Before The Mirror


When I saw the above Tom Sargent artwork, I immediately recognized it as an illustration of a scene from the anonymous classic The Way Of A Man With A Maid:

In spite of her determined resistance, I soon made the ropes fast to her wrists, then touched the button; the ropes tightened, and slowly but irresistibly, Alice’s arms were drawn upwards till her hands were well above her head and she was forced to stand erect by the tension on her arms. She was now utterly helpless and unable to defend her person from the hands that were itching to invade and explore the sweet mysteries of her garments; but what with her exertions and the violence of her emotions she was in such a state of agitation that I deemed it wise to leave her to herself for a brief space, till she became more mistress of herself, then she would be better able to appreciate the indignities which she would now be compelled to suffer!

I got my hands under her clothes and commenced to pull them up. Flushing violently, Alice shrieked to me to desist, but in vain; in a trice, I turned her petticoats up, held them thus with my left hand and with my right I proceeded to attack her bottom now protected only by her dainty thin drawers!

The sensation was delirious! My hand delightedly roved over the fat plump cheeks of her arse, stroking, caressing and pinching them, revelling in the firmness and elasticity of her flesh under its thin covering, Alice all the time, wriggling and squirming in horrible shame, imploring me almost incoherently to desist and finally getting so semi-hysterical, that I was compelled to suspend my exquisite game. To her relief, I dropped her skirts, pushed my chair back and rose.

I had in the room a large plate-glass mirror nearly eight feet high which reflected one at full length. While Alice was recovering from her last ordeal, I pushed this mirror close in front of her, placing it so that she could see herself in its centre. She started uneasily as she caught sight of herself, for I had left her bosom uncovered, and the reflection of herself in such shameful dishabille in conjunction with her large hat (which she still retained) seemed vividly to impress on her the horror of her position!

Having arranged the mirror to my satisfaction, I picked up the chair and placed it just behind Alice, sat down on it, and worked myself forward on it till Alice again stood between my legs, but this time with her back to me. The mirror faithfully reflected my movements and her feminine intuition warned her that the front of her person was now about to become the object of my indecent assault.

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4 comments on “Alice Before The Mirror”:

Den commented on July 5th, 2015 at 5:10 pm:

That was the first porn I ever read. It had an enormous influence on me. Are there any more illustrations?

Rope Guy commented on July 6th, 2015 at 10:34 pm:

Den, if you click on that image it is labeled “Fireside Orgies” which is a book of misc artworks by this artist. It might be possible to find scans elsewhere on the net of the rest of the book, to see if there are more illustrations of the scenes in Man With A Maid. I don’t typically link to full book scans from here (it doesn’t seem fair to the creators) but they’re often to be found “out there” if you look.

Den commented on July 7th, 2015 at 4:40 pm:

Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll do that.

By the way, love your site. I appreciate your work.

blitzblau commented on July 8th, 2015 at 12:20 pm:

Ditto – first porn, hugely influential. Also, The Pearl, and Birch in the Boudoir. All by Anonymous.

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