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Tagged With: Arnold van Aken

18th Century Romance – The Bride in the Kitchen

The month of romance, February, is coming come to an end.   It hosts St Valentine Day[i] and every fourth year has an extra day to create a leap year and the opportunity for women to ask men to marry them.   Hopefully, having following the advice by Dr Trusler and other authors of eighteenth century etiquette[ii], … Continue reading »

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18th Century Romance – The way to a Man’s Heart

In the eighteenth century, romance was a story and marriage was comfort and security; a sentiment that Thomas Fuller seemed to promote in his book Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, published in 1732:  ‘Of soup and love, the first is the best’. My Mum always told me the way to a … Continue reading »

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