|GR - ch 1. gossip & observations
Written by LaurieC
(10/19/2003 10:44 p.m.)
I had to laugh at the excuse of Lady Jane Clifton "Because the Ladies dress their Heads so High and she woud not dress hers so--Good Lord what a Reason..." I thought the high hairstyles were out of fashion during this time, but perhaps they mean hats and feathers and such? I recall a comment from MP about a hairstyle Fanny sported: ...with his hands stretched towards Fanny’s head, “Do you know, I begin to like that queer fashion already, though when I first heard of such things being done in England, I could not believe it; and when Mrs. Brown, and the other women at the Commissioner’s at Gibraltar, appeared in the same trim, I thought they were mad; but Fanny can reconcile me to anything”; In any event, apparently these hairstyles were noteworthy!
And I thought of Mr. Rushworth when I read this by Eliz. Shackleton: "How wise was nature when she did dispence a large estate to cover want of sense." LOL!
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