The Renegade Wife 1832
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The Renegade Wife: He had dragged her to a room over The Turk’s Head, a tavern at the far end of the waterfront, away from the places where the Crown billeted soldiers sent to keep the peace in Bristol, away from his own quarters. He didn’t much care whether the army objected to him keeping a woman in his room, but he didn’t like her underfoot.
By 1832 ladies dresses had changed since Rand left London. Waistlines were lower and tighter, shoulders and sleeves broader. Necklines more expansive. He rather liked it. Meggy found it dratted uncomfortable. 1832 "Court Ball Dress" Ladies Pocket Magazine http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=jump;dtype=d;startat=625