High-handedness and the Upper classes
Posted by gkb on July 03, 1998 at 14:36:27:
In response to He is worst than Darcy, written by Constanza on July 03, 1998 at 12:35:42
[Tom Musgrave] is to provide his lordship with agreeable female companionship, you know like a "cafisho" (sp?), it gets on my nerves!
This is exactly the serveice Lord Somebody provided for the Prince REgent with Mrs Robinson. He called on her, gave her notes written by the Prince, etc, acted as a go-between.
By the way, do you suppose the line in that Simon and Garfunkel song "Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson" had any reference to this Mrs. Robinson?
gkb sez They could verbally tease and torment a woman endlessly under the guise of polite society--but if the woman reacted in any way except calm politeness--showed anger or any emotion at all, really--it was taken as a sign that the woman was interested, roused, desirous.
Constanza sez ] Wow! And they were called gentlemen!
Yes--it's almost enough to make Mr. Collins look good by comparison. (:-)
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