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Get inside and pull the blinds down – Gross verbal attack delivered on the highway at a poor rider. Gooseberry-picker – A confidant in love matters, who shields the couple, and brings about interviews between them. Keep up, old queen – Valediction addressed by common women to a sister being escorted into a prison van. Derived from a police case where a barman stated that he said to the prisoner over and over again, ‘Outside, Eliza’ but she would not go, and finally smashed a plate-glass window.Language of flowers (Bow Street Police Court, 1860-83) – Ten shillings or seven days; the favourite sentence of Mr. Propper bit of frock – Pretty and clever well-dressed girl.Last week I turned in my final revisions for Wicked Little Secrets—a naughty and fun little Victorian romance. In reply to his question whether the goods were not suitable, the fastidious customer answered: ‘ No, thank you ; they are not “afternoonified” enough for me.’ In the case of a lady armed with an argument of such calibre what was the shopwalker to say or do? There are many terrible tints even now to be found among the repertory of the leaders of fashion agonies in red, livid horrors in green, ghastly lilacs, and monstrous mauves. Beerage – A satirical rendering of peerage, referring to the brewery lords, chiefly of the great houses of Allsopp and of Guinness.The release date is a few months out, giving us plenty of time to get our Victorian on. I had intended to add a few illustrations from Punch, 1865. Like a wise man, he expressed his regret and beat a dignified retreat. Dr Edwards as a temperance worker had some very strong things to say a few months ago on the subject of the ennoblement of rich brewers.Women were not allowed to be alone with a man until they were engaged.A woman was never to go anywhere alone with a gentleman without her mother's permission.Term by no means satirical, and used to avoid the true expression.‘The old gent is gorne inter the college at last.”Mother ain’t ‘ome now she’s at the college.’ Crushed (1895) – Spoony, in love with. It is used in place of the expression, ‘mashed’, ‘struck’, etc., and is quite au fait with the summer resort girls. Makes the spectator giddy to think of the victim’s years generally those of a maiden or other woman canvassed by other maiden ladies or others, e.g., ‘ Poor dear ; but though she is really very well, especially at a distance, on a dull day, she must be, the dove, quite a dizzy age.’ Double-breasted water-butt smasher – A man of fine bust, an athlete.
Victorian dates were almost always supervised in some way.
I shouldn’t like to be in James Carey’s boots his trousers either, if all I hear is true. Hosack, a metropolitan magistrate, to five or seven. May be a jocular derangement of grace before breakfast. Grecian Bend – A satirical description of a stoop forward in walking noticed amongst women of extreme fashion during the last years of the Second French Empire, and which was due to the use of enormously high-heeled French boots. (See ” Roman Fall,” ” Alexandra Limp,” ” Buxton Limp.”) Haw-haw toff – Swell, aristocrat ‘haw-haw’ being an expression very common as to the opening words of upper class men, while toff is almost the sound caused by haughtily drawing in the breath with the lower lip on the edge of the upper teeth.
Foot-and-mouth disease – Swearing followed by kicking. Dick Dawson had a message conveyed to him from O’Grady requesting the honour of his company the next morning to ‘grass before breakfast’. He worships his creator – Said of a self-made man who has a good opinion of himself.
Flowers, a very popular and amiable magistrate at this court for many years. No return ticket – Abbreviation of ‘He’s going to Hanwell and no return ticket’ said of a man who shows signs of madness. Pull down the blind – This was addressed in the first place to spooney young couples who in public were making too great a display of their love. Early in the fifties these appendages were called Bloomers from an American lady of that name.
A generation passed, when they loomed up again as divided skirts and Bectives (probably from Lady Bective having approved the fashion).