We must turn our black pelisses into new, for Velvet is to be very much worn this winter.

The conclusion today of a letter written over the last few days in 1808 from Southampton.   The weather has turned brisk enough to dine in a room with a fire, Martha has come for an extended stay… and of course, some mention must be made at the last about fashion (today’s title quote)

9th October 1808

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