Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mother Knows Best

"I am sure I need not warn you to observe the strictest sobriety and moderation in your dress. Let it be simple and noble, but pray do not let it be singular, and how glad I should be if you could tell me you had quite done with rouge. The credit such a conduct would be to your character would far outweigh the trivial and really false idea of your looking more shewy. There must be some period for taking up a different character of dress, and when can you find a better than now at your return after so considerable an Absence..."


Lady Spencer
19 October 1793

3 comments:

Eliza Ward said...

Too little, too late, Lady Spencer!

ko0ty said...

HI there.. I want to add your blog to my Google Reader but you don't seem to have an RSS feed. =(

Heather Carroll said...

Hmm, I'm not so tech savy with the feeds (pathetic for a blogger I know!) but I believe the RSS atom feed link is at the very bottom of the page, right before the footer. Let me know if that works and if it doesn't I'll investigate further!