Posted by Captain Everett on August 10, 1998 at 18:54:50:
In response to Birds, Bees, and Bundling?, written by Lou on August 09, 1998 at 02:43:39
] What about Bundling? I'm not sure I understand it at all, or its purpose. Was it an American Custom or European? I read here that it probably began as an English custom.
I don't recall where I read it, but the impression I got was that it was regarded as one of those unusual American customs. However, it is mentioned in The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. This does not mention the centre board, but states he slept in his small clothes, she with her petticoats on. It adds it was, "an expedient practised in America on a scarcity of beds" which permitted travellers to bundle with their wives and daughters. However, it adds, "This custom is now abolished." The Dictionary in turn invites the reader to read, Duke of Rochefoucalt's Travels in America.
I remain, etc.
- More About Bundling Marie-Bernadette 09:16:00 8/11/98 (3)
- Bundling also a Scottish custom (nfm) Linden 23:18:40 8/10/98 (0)
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