The holiday season has arrived! We must make sure that we observe proper postage stamp flirtation when we send out our holiday greeting cards or that we know how to use our fork and knife to tell that special Victorian gentleman at our dining table that we want to meet him after dinner. So, as a little early holiday present, I’m listing below all the various Victorian flirtations as described in The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained by Henry J Wehman, published in 1890 . Grab your hats, parasols, gloves and handkerchiefs and go flirt!
Secret Flirtations at the Dinner Table and More Victorian Love Letters It was an overcast day, and I was in a bad mood. All morning, I sat and stared at my computer screen with no creative inspiration, no burning desire. My mind was dull, dull, dull. Then I realized what was wrong: I hadn’t posted in months from The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained by...
Victorian Window Signaling, Hat Flirtations, Love Letters and More Gentle readers, oh horror! I’ve run out of passages that I want to excerpt from The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained by Henry J Wehman, published in 1890! I adore this book, so I’m feeling a bit sad. *Sniffs and dabs eyes with lacy handkerchief * Once again, I’m overzealous...
Will You Be My Victorian Valentine? I am heartbroken. I can’t possibly compose an introduction to this blog as well as Arthur Martine, the author of Martine’s Sensible Letter-writer: Being a Comprehensive and Complete Guide and Assistant for Those who Desire to Carry on an Epistolary Correspondence, might have done. He would write something rapturous such...
Your Constant, Faithful, and Affectionate True Love – Victorian Love Letters My Dearest Reader—Do you sit glumly at your writing desk, your quill poised as you stare at your blank Valentine’s Day card? Do you not possess the flowery prose to express your ardent, undying, and very proper love for another? Never fear! The Parlour Letter-writer And Secretary’s Assistant, published in...
6 Replies to “A Collection of Victorian Flirtations”
Susanna, you are my go to person when my younger characters are old enough to marry.
*This* is what happens when you don’t have TV.
@Ella Glad my weird little posts can be of service 🙂
@Abigail. So TV is a good thing?
Thank you for your great collection of interesting information, pictures and notes about the time I like the most! I have a bilingual blog (Russian-English) about everything, including th 19th century. Could you please be so kind to allow to translate some of your posts for my Russian readers, of course, with the link to your blog as an original?
@Svetlana, I sent you an email. Please let me know if you didn’t receive it. Thanks!