Mary Darby Robinson

(1758 - 1800 / England)

Female Fashions For 1799 - Poem by Mary Darby Robinson

A form, as any taper, fine ;
A head like half-pint bason ;
Where golden cords, and bands entwine,
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Comments about Female Fashions For 1799 by Mary Darby Robinson

  • Susan Williams (1/3/2016 3:29:00 PM)

    Mary Darby Robinson's wit and humor has a bit of a stinger to it. She is passing judgment on the fashions for 1799 and she's taking no prisoners. She finds the styles to be ugly and immodest- -which is an odd stance for her to take. She was an actress and a mistress to many noblemen of her day. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/17/2008 4:43:00 AM)

    Wouldn't she be lovely; wouldn't she be fine!
    this poem just fascinated me in the 'historic sense'.. this is a masterpiece that has been cloaked well in preservation.. to which this reader is truly grateful!
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