mrs. beeton’s words of wisdom

on ladies’ attire…

on the important subject of dress and fashion we cannot do better than to quote an opinion from the eighth volume of the “englishwoman’s domestic magazine” the writer there says ” let people write, talk, lecture, satirize, as they may, it cannot be denied that, whatever is the prevailing mode in attire, let it intrinsically be ever so absurd, it will never look as ridiculous as another, or as any other, which however convenient, comfortable, or even becoming, is totally opposite in style to that generally worn”.

did you get all that?

mrs. isabella mary beeton (1836-1865) was one of the first domestic divas; the victorian answer to martha stewart.  she was the author of mrs. beeton’s book of household management published in 1861.  the volume’s 1,112 pages  contain over 900 recipes and numerous hints and bits of advice on running the proper victorian household.  a wife, and mother of four children, she died at the age of 28 following the birth of her fourth child.  to learn more,  i highly recommend the secret life of mrs. beeton.   a tad bit dark, i suggest off-setting it with a cup of tea and a package of milano cookies.

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One Comment to “mrs. beeton’s words of wisdom”

  1. I had no idea Mrs. Beaton died so young. How sad! Amazing that she had such an impact in such a short time of life.

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