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|Not to mention the serious implications of the gift
Written by KatharineW
(10/11/2010 1:38 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Dearest, sweetest Fanny, penned by Ramya
. . . of the necklace. Women did not accept gifts from strange men---i.e.men they were not married or closely related to. To do so would be to strongly suggest that you earned this favour whilst in a horizontal position. It is not merely that Henry is forcing his attentions, he may be also subtly implying that Fanny can be had. Yuck! What a creep.
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