Talk:Ladies Almanack

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Extract[edit]

Can anyone help me with the meaning of this extract from January. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Merry Laughter rose about her, as Doll Furious was seen in ample dimity, sprigged with Apple Blossom, footing it fleetly after the proportionless Persuasions of Señorita Fly-About, one of Buzzing Much to Rome!

Why Rome?

Thanks

Dawn07 16:32, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Señorita Fly-About is Mimi Franchetti, who was an Italian aristocrat. She probably literally did travel to Rome a lot. Beyond that, the passage seems to be suggesting that she is hard to hold on to, which fits well with Franchetti's reputation -- she attracted a lot of women but rarely stayed with anyone very long. —Celithemis 02:46, 19 January 2007 (UTC)