Hello, my lovelies! It's been quite some time since I posted a Regency Wednesday post on this blog, so I thought it was long past due. With that in mind, I went searching through some Regency periodicals, looking for an interesting tidbit to share. I believe the following qualifies as interesting...
A Steam Yacht in 1819
"Frock of scarlet gauze, brocaded with white silken flowers, worn over a white satin slip; the dress richly ornamented with fine lace. The head-dress consisting of either a beautiful tiara of pearls, or a fancy ornament of downy plumage, or of frosted Italian frivolité; this ornament is, however, almost concealed by a bonnet de Turc, composed entirely of white ostrich feathers, playing in different directions. The stamina of the Turk's cap, with the pistil, are represented by a small plume of short white heron's feathers."*
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Queer as Dick's Hatband
Legs. Queer pins; ill shapen legs.
A whore; also a soldier's trull. See TRULL.
QUEER AS DICK'S HATBAND.
Out of order, without knowing one's disease.
A volatile, unsteady, or whimsical man or woman.*
"It's good, because you get sweetness, and then suddenly you get salty cow."
—Sue describing Parmesan ice-cream
I love how they intersperse this with historical tidbits. It makes for an all-around enjoyable bit of research for anyone interested in the English Regency.
Incidentally, when hubby and I first watched this years ago, we realized his favorite snack (cheese toasted on bread) is actually Welsh Rarebit. As soon as we saw this, learning that English Rarebit includes red wine on the bread, we tried that too. He prefers the Welsh version. LOL
What did you find to be the most interesting aspect of this video?
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It was while I was reading about this position, learning about all the many, many things that falls under a housekeeper's jurisdiction, that I stumbled into the recipe section of The Servant's Guide and Family Manual. I almost spit my drink when I saw the following recipe...
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