Ladies in Waiting
Posted by Lesley on February 08, 1998 at 23:07:53:
I wanted to let all of you know about a book I found called Ladies in Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day by Anne Somerset. I have only gotten through the chapter on Queen Anne but so far, the book has been very enjoyable. Here is racy quote from the journal of John Aubrey about a little pre-nuptual meeting between Sir Walter Raleigh and his wife Bess Throckmorton: (Caroline, if you feel this quote is not quite comme il faut please delete it.)
(Sir Walter) "loved a wench well: and one time getting up one of the maids of honor aginst a tree in a wood ('twas his first lady) who seemed at first boarding to be something fearful of her honour, and modest, she cried, "Sweet Sir Walter, what do you me ask? Will you undo me? Nay sweet Sir Walter! Sweet Sir Walter!'At last, as the danger and pleasure at the same time grew higher, she cried in ectasy 'Swisser Swatter! Swisser Swatter!' She proved with child..."
- Sounds like another book to add to my very long list...(nfm) Marie Bernadette 00:31:14 2/11/98 (0)
- And also Lesley 23:07:52 2/09/98 (5)
- Thank you... P, Bingham 22:53:54 2/09/98 (0)
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