The Victorian precept that a lady "never explains or complains" is followed rigidly.
by the publishing house of Dick & Fitzgerald of New York presents more letter forms for refusing a proposal than it presents for encouraging a suitor!
Before marriage, they would learn housewife skills such as weaving, cooking, washing, and cleaning, unless they were of a wealthy family.
The stamp of masculine approval was placed upon ignorance of the world, meekness, lack of opinions, general helplessness and weakness; in short, recognition of female inferiority to the male (Petrie 184).
The release date is a few months out, giving us plenty of time to get our Victorian on. I had intended to add a few illustrations from Punch, 1865. Like a wise man, he expressed his regret and beat a dignified retreat. Dr Edwards as a temperance worker had some very strong things to say a few months ago on the subject of the ennoblement of rich brewers.
However, as usual, I got carried away and added many illustrations from the said publication. Of course he opposed it on moral grounds, but some of the old nobility would be inclined to agree with his denunciation of the ‘beerage’ for other reasons. Behindativeness – Referring to the dress pannier — one of the shapes with which fashion is forever varying the natural outline of the feminine frame; e.g., ‘That lady has got a deal of behindativeness.’ Burst her stay-lace – A sudden bust-heaving feminine indignation, which might even literally, and certainly does figuratively, bring about this catastrophe.
Women in the Victorian society had one main role in life, which was to marry and take part in their husbands interests and business.
Lord Byron referred to these galas as marriage marts, because it was the best venue for young ladies to encounter possible suitors.
There were very few upper-class public social venues in London open to both sexes.
Upon careful thought, however, these letters can be seen to be sober testimony to the general tenor of society in the third quarter of nineteenth century America.
Last week I turned in my final revisions for Wicked Little Secrets—a naughty and fun little Victorian romance. In reply to his question whether the goods were not suitable, the fastidious customer answered: ‘ No, thank you ; they are not “afternoonified” enough for me.’ In the case of a lady armed with an argument of such calibre what was the shopwalker to say or do? There are many terrible tints even now to be found among the repertory of the leaders of fashion agonies in red, livid horrors in green, ghastly lilacs, and monstrous mauves. Beerage – A satirical rendering of peerage, referring to the brewery lords, chiefly of the great houses of Allsopp and of Guinness.