But did they really have kissing back then?
Posted by Greg on April 13, 1998 at 20:31:13:
In response to KB2, GP1, written by Caroline on April 13, 1998 at 19:36:36
How, exactly, are you going to define as kissing in public, Greg?The book says that the proposal happens in the garden at Highbury. KB and MS are definitely in the garden...hardly in public.In Emma2, it happens..where? Hard to tell, but they are secluded.Maybe not the garden, but hardly in public.( KB1, GP1)But I agree, Gwyneth should never have taken her hat off and walked home without it's protection. No wonder she looks too tanned!
] (KB2, GP1).
] Are you going to drag Amanda Root into this? That's the only really public kiss I can think of. Personally, I cheered!And she had accepted him, then, hadn't she?
] As for ladies and gentlemen not kisssing until they are at least engaged,I think human nature doesn't change greatly from generation to generation, do you?My seven year old thinks kissing spreads germs, but it doesn't stop him indulging...
As a friendly greeting - a peck on the cheek - surely, but would you get near someone's mouth back then unless it was an emergency - even a rich gentleman's? As to whether seclusion plays a role, see my post below. I really do covet and respect your views on the subject, as I am very curious to know what the real truth is, if indeed we can even know with precision what the truth is from this distance.
- 19th century gobs Marie Bernadette 15:48:36 4/15/98 (0)
- I'm not sure I understand... P. Bingham 23:20:39 4/13/98 (0)
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