Sexual Fables
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Spinster


Pride and Prejudice

How ironic that Lydia in Pride and Prejudice declares: “Jane will be quite an old maid soon, I declare.  She is almost three and twenty!  Lord, how ashamed I should be of not being married before three and twenty!”  If Harris Bigg-Wither ever read her novels, he would have been quite struck by these words.  Miss Austen had never written so honestly!  Or ironically…

Beau-Brummel-Dighton

That isn't Harris Bigg-Wither. But if he had been anything like Mr. Darcy he would have looked like this. It's a Portrait of Beau Brummel, the most fashionable man of the age, a caricature by Robert Dighton in 1805. Love the hair.


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