During Victorian times it wasn't proper for a
lady to call on a Gentlemen, so she was left watching and waiting for his visit.
"All things do go a-courting, in earth, or sea, or air,God hath made nothing
single but thee in His world so fair!"
Always innovative, the Victorians simply invented new ways to play at the
old game of courtship.
Young ladies learned to signal their emotions
with various items of apparel, and gentlemen quickly caught on to the
subteties of silent communication.
Being handed a glove meant acceptance,
whereas a mitten told a suitor to give up hope.
Drawing a handkerchief across a cheek whispered
"I Love You"
Twirling it in the right hand said sadly
"I love another"
My Victorian Paintings~Page 1
My Victorian Paintings 2
The Garden Path