~*~ A Wedgy Primer ~*~
Agatha had occasion to lament with wrath
her voluminous robe one day in Bath.
Bessie St.Clair looked 'round in distress
as she excavated great wads of her yellow dress.
Carolina knew not how her problem had started;
she only caught on right after she ---
Well, really. That's quite enough of that.
With all due respect to the ancient and noble profession of Fashion Plate Illustrator, seriously, what are you people smoking? Does it REALLY show off the sexy new dress better if a buxom beauty is clawing at her rump with an apparently broken arm? Should we be reading scenes like this between the lines of every Jane Austen novel? Maybe Bingley would've made his move on Jane Bennet earlier if she hadn't been digging for gold at the dance. Or maybe she wasn't digging hard enough.
Historical context, people. It's all around us.