Regency Reader Questions: A Cheesy Question

  A Cheesy QuestionIn the c. 1832 publication, “Whom to Marry and How to Get Married…,” there is a description on pg 24 that implies that it is horrifyingly uncouth for a young lady to actually say “cheese.” (It’s also apparently uncouth to say “cabbage,” which should be referred to only as “greens.”) However, I have not found a single reference that says why it … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: Lampooning the Regent (Pun Intended)


George Cruikshank, 1812 One of political cartoonist George Cruikshank’s favorite subjects was naturally the namesake of the era, the Prince Regent (or Prinny as you like). I stumbled upon these two delightful send-ups on the hunt for something else and thought I would share. Apparently the top PRINCE OF WHALES Cartoon was inspired by a poem published some months before penned by Charles Lamb. Here … Expand