I thought I would share this delicious fashion print I have just bought with you.
It is from Le Beau Monde for December 1807 and is entitled Evening Full Dresses.
The expressions on the faces of the two elegant women remind me forcefully of the two Miss Bingleys when Elizabeth Bennett declines an invitation to join the card table.
"Miss Eliza Bennett," said Miss Bingley, "despises cards..."
But what is going on with the couple seated at the table? The gentleman appears to be keeping his composure, but the young lady is looking decidedly skittish. Surely they are not playing footsie under there?