Monday, August 23, 2010

A History Lesson in Love

Considering online dating? Here's a site devoted to Victorian era personal ads. Be warned, it's hard to read just a few. I got sucked in for close to an hour:

Here's a sample ad just to wet your appetite:

A young lady who is handsome, highly accomplished, and who on coming of age will possess a handsome competence, is anxious to avoid a matrimonial alliance which her relatives are forcing upon her. With this view she wishes to make the acquaintance of a gentleman of education, refinement, and pleasing personal appearance, who would rescue her from her impending unhappy fate. Address, for three days, Dulcina, Madison square Post office.

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