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From The Rambler’s Magazine of 1823, the story of a duchess who cheats on her husband with her footman and, eventually, settles down with him.. THE DUKE SUPERSEDED BY HIS SERVANT A celebrated duchess long renowned for her meanness at home, and her husband’s arrogance abroad, has at length reached the final point of female
I was reading the 1823 issue of The Rambler’s Magazine, as you do (yes I’m weird but I can’t be the only one who enjoys old mags more than modern ones, or am I? Mmmm), and came across a couple of nice little pieces in the Anecdotes section that made me smile and decided to
No, I’m not going crazy. These two weird events really happened, in Berkishire and Wales respectively, in 1810. Here’s how La Belle Assemblée magazine reported them: Some thieves lately entered the gardens of a gentleman near Windsor, and took down a most beautiful and valuable statue of Venus de Medicis, made of copper, which they
Freedom of the press is an important right in a democratic society. The public has a right to be informed on what’s going on in the world and the media the right to publish those information without fear of punishment. We all know, though, that we just can’t believe everything we read in the papers.