Homes 1898

A glass of champagne; a whiff of perfumed parchment; teacakes and apothecaries and handsome ascots adorning chiffoned gentle-men: these are but the trace purveyors of subtle inclinations that superimpose upon the affections of the heart and mind a certain disposition known as taste to some and class to others. the midnight fancies of longbottomed tail-maidens declared as whimsy rather than foolishness, the distinction contained only within the quality of her petticoats.

-H.E. Homes