Posted by Kathy F. on July 15, 1997 at 09:01:49:
In reply to Longing for, and an almost irrational preference for the period posted by Amy on July 14, 1997 at 13:32:32
] Anybody else feel this way?
] I've noticed my pal Henry making fun of garb and manners from periods just before and after the Regency.
] It's true that mores were more sensible and dress not so confining. I find myself thinking with disparagement about other eras, too, in comparison, including my own.
I would like to live back there (if I could be at least one of the Lucas daughters, or maybe even a Phillips or Gardiner!). I wouldn't want to be a servant, of course--who would?--but I find the code of civility so wonderful. My friends watch the JA movies and remark on how restrictive the introductions were (that's what catches their eye the most--how they have to all stop and bow/curtsey to each other), but I like it. In today's times, there are so many unknowns--(if I do this, what will happen? I don't know, so let's try it)--but back then, anyone of sense and education knew the consequences of their actions. My friends say it is strict; I say it is a blessed relief!
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