Regency Advertisements: Hermit Position

English Eccentrics and Eccentricities, 1875 Likely this young man was interested in being a garden or ornamental hermit.  These hermits lived in hermitages, follies, grottoes or rockeries on the estates of wealthy land owners and … Continue

Regency Men: A Letter from Son to Mother about his Lady Love

Perhaps demonstrating the timeless maxim that no woman is ever good enough for a mother’s son, this heartfelt letter appeared in the December 1803 issue of Lady’s Monthly Museum. I though readers would find his … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: Dandy, Macaroni, Pink and Bond Street Beaux

Regency Reader Question Katherine MS What is the difference between a A dandy, macaroni, pink of the ton? Source of Question Research Additional comments Maybe Bond Street Beaux also? Thanks for the question Katherine!  I … Continue

Regency Men: Richard “Conversation” Sharp

The chief secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to vex us, and in prudently cultivating our undergrowth of small pleasures, since very few great ones, alas! are let on long leases. – Letters … Continue