.... just to get caught by strong arms before hitting the ground- preferably by a good looking gentleman with a title and money.Usually meant fainting dramatically (and possibly not really fainting, but pretending to).
Smelling salts - Wikipedia has:In case no gentleman was near smelling salt was good enough.
The usual active compound is ammonium carbonate—a colorless-to-white, crystalline solid ((NH4)2CO3). Because most modern solutions are mixed with water, they should properly be called "aromatic spirits of ammonia". Modern solutions may also contain other products to perfume or act in conjunction with the ammonia, such as lavender oil or eucalyptus oil.
Smelling salts have been used since Roman times and are mentioned in the writings of Pliny as Hammoniacus sal. Evidence exists of use in the 13th century by alchemists as sal ammoniac. In the 14th century's The Canterbury Tales, a character purports to use sal armonyak. In the 17th century, the distillation of an ammonia solution from shavings of harts' (deer) horns and hooves led to the alternative name for smelling salts as spirit or salt of hartshorn.
They were widely used in Victorian Britain to revive fainting women, and in some areas constables would carry a container of them for the purpose. During this time, smelling salts were commonly dissolved with perfume in vinegar or alcohol and soaked onto a sponge, which was then carried on the person in a decorative container called a vinaigrette.
The Wikihow has a comment which mentions the possibility that the habit of wearing corsets might contribute to the problem of fainting, as a corset would reduce the natural waist size by several inches. I checked with a modern shop and here is a table for different sizes. One can easily imagine how such a dress would restrict belly breathing, the possibility of vagus nerve activation while promoting panic attacks, beyond the numbers that might have occurred without the corsets.
I've felt the same Odin, but after reading one of Laura's posts here on the following thread regarding the positive effects and about how important the said exercise is for one's inner "blossoming" so to say I've finally get it and started reading the books.Hi!
I just ordered four of the recommended books and this will be the first time for me reading books of this kind. I have had a lot of inner resistance, but with all that is going on now I think it can be a good relief from the stress/madness. Maybe it will also change something positiv in me in the way I interact with life. I had to laugh when I was checking the final order and saw all the book covers that I had bought But I trust in Laura and the men on this site that have been reading for awhile and had a positive experience.
I pray that we will be able to pull through and get into another reality where the principals of this forum and group are what we live by.
Thank you to everyone who have participated in this thread.
Take care and stay safe
I am wondering whether to add Bedwyn prequel books ( One night for love and A Summer to Remember) or not. They look relevant to the Survivor's club and you seems to be recommending them.
As per Balogh's website, these two books are categorized as Bedwyn Prequel for Bedwyn series( 6 books). But other platforms like Amazon/overdrive categorized as Bedwyn series/saga ( 8 books) depending on the platform.
Based on the timeline perspective, it does looks like Bedwyn Prequel came first, then it was combined with Bedwyn series books, then came Survivors club( some additions later).
The Bedwyn's are neighbors to Kit Butler's family in A Summer to Remember, and Lauren, Lily and Gwen are well featured in that story, and that is interesting to see their growth. However, have decided not to read the Bedwyn's story parts just yet (it's an odd family), although they may be good books. Have elected to head to the Huxtable Quintet series of books.Meet the Bedwyn: six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality…Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction, where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal and where Aidan Bedwyn, the marriage-shy second son, discovers that matrimony may be the most seductive act of all.
I hear ya, Odin.
I think most of us felt some kind of resistence when starting to read such romance material. Many admitted to being book snobs.
I still turn the book I'm reading around at work so noone can see the cover. And some covers make me cringe with embarrasment as the cover of 'The Proposal' for example.
But you did the first step and ... it's too late now....change's ahead.