Posted by Cathia van Nieuwerburgh on May 12, 1998 at 10:27:40:
In response to Teacher needs help, written by Betty on May 09, 1998 at 19:38:52
] Hi, I am currently teaching Pride and Prejudice to high school freshman. I want to have a "social" where the students will attempt to emulate the social mileau of Austen's time. I would appreciate suggestions regarding games, food, costumes, manners and conversation. Please remember that I am limited by time and budget. Thanks!
I am doing research on Etiquette in Austen's days. Perhaps you might be interested in a recipe: How to make Lavender Water. I got this from a book on manners. If you've read Persuasion, you'll probably remember that as Louisa fell off the cliff, she was revived by lavender water. This is the same remedy used to calm the hyperactive children of Sir John. "Take 4 handfuls of dried lavender flowers, and sprinkle on them one quart of brandy, the same quantity of white wine and rose-water; leave them to remian six days in a large bottle well corked up; let the liquor be distilled and poured." I hope you find this recipe usedful. There are plenty mmore in addition to advice on how to walk, talk and dress in "regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces (1811) by a Lady od Distinction" published byR.L. Shep Mendocino.
The Lady of Distinction (who remains anonymous of course, because she's humble and humility is the first quality of Lady) advises women to use lavender water in their daily cleansing routine as well as for sudden fainting fits!
- Hi, and welcome to the Life and Times Board! Caroline 20:43:48 5/13/98 (2)
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