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)

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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