There was a beautiful sky as I came down Bird Street about an hour ago; a shame it was behind the Lichfield branch of pizza joint Ask instead of the cathedral, but I suppose you can't have everything...
Toile de Jouy, circa 1760
6 hours ago
A reproof given by a wife to her husband in bed.She ought to exert the authority of the curtain-lecture, and, if she finds him of a rebellious disposition, to tame him.
From: Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology
...the boys are taught reading, writing and accounts; and those intended for the sea are instructed in navigation; the girls are taught reading, writing, spinning, sewing, knitting and housewifery: they are all at school one half of the day, and work the other half: many of the boys are employed in making pins; they are admitted at eight, and put out apprentices at fourteen years old.