This scathing reply to a character sketch of an old maid published in the December 1821 of Ackermann’s Repository makes the argument that fortune, more oft than not, is the primary reason women remained unmarried…not because of some personal defect, flaw, or obstinate nature, and that being called an “old maid” is unjust. Here is the original article Celibia reponds to (published in September of 1821): … Expand →
Its that time of year where we are putting the summer things away and getting ready for winter. In a Regency estate, it also may be the time to set aside some butter for winter. This recipe comes from the 1808 The Female Economist.
Amelia Noel, born Minka Levy, was an artist who specialized in landscapes. Supporting herself as a drawing mistress, she exhibited many works between 1795 an 1804 and worked primarily with pastels. She was also a noted etcher and engraver, which was unusual for a woman at that time. An advertisment in the … Expand →
The Honorable Mr. Malcolm has a secret. This elusive matrimonial prize, long the target of desperate debutantes and their matchmaking mothers, is well known for his fastidiousness. What is not well known is that he has a list of qualifications for his future bride. Can any woman hope to win the heart of such a hardened critic? Selina Dalton can only try her best. And … Expand →
Appearing in the September 1816 Ackermann’s Repository, this “small bed” features a glorious shade of blue intended for the elegant apartments of a young lady of fashion. I have never thought furniture was considered a “national” asset, but I stand corrected!
La! So much spam. Its been on the uptick recently, which has necessitated me taking a couple of stronger measures to save myself the enormous time suck…because this is a part time passion blog, not a full time job. I have always tried to safeguard the site and make the comments section sacred, bouncing anything that is remotely spamming so that real dialogue, feedback, etc. … Expand →
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