Posted by Cassia on November 28, 1997 at 14:19:15:
In response to Shakespeare, written by Kelley on November 25, 1997 at 21:30:47
] ] I seem to recall a portrait of Lord Byron with an earing, I may be wrong but that image is strong. I might be thinking of Nelson. If I'm right though, perhaps it was fashionable for men to have one earing, maybe in the Turkish fashion.
] Shakespeare had one, too--left ear (I think). Wonder if Darcy had one... ;)
The idea that men should dress in plain, dull colours and wear no adornments was just beginning, so Darcy and Bingley may have had a pierced ear. I have a rather nice conpendium called Earrings which shows the fashions over a few milinia and the idea that men shouldn't wear earrings is the strange one. We chouldn't force our standard of what is proper masculininty on the past.
Besides, I like it when men wear an earing or two, it makes their ear lobes so much more bitable.
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