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“I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me” – Dance as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

  “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a good dance, and, therefore, she … Continue reading

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A Regency Era Lexicon – “A” and “B” Are Followed By “C”

    Regency Era Lexicon Cadet – the youngest son or branch of a family Called to the bar – authorized to practice law as a barrister Camisole – a woman’s undershirt worn between the dress and the corset Candlemas … Continue reading

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