Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 108–09.

The Bachelor's Vade-Mecum



Extract, Advertisement, Spoof

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine


Gender, Chemistry, Lecturing

    The spoof publication being advertised is to appear periodically, listing 'all genuine and undoubted heiresses in the metropolis, and within ten miles around it, and of those ladies whose fortune depends on contingencies'. One of the specimen entries describes a woman as 'Weak in understanding [...] Fond of bull-finches and canary-birds. [...] Attends lectures on chemistry. Sits with her mouth open'. (108)

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