Happy Valentine’s Day from the 17th Century

Are you single? Do you not want to be single? Well, look no further because the instructions below are a surefire way to find true love.

Anon, The Art of Courtship

We can’t all be Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice. Some of us struggle with just what to say to that special lady friend. Here are some useful and delightful phrases that are guaranteed to melt her heart!

Anon, The Art of Courtship, 9-10

This is 1686. It’s modernity! Women can express themselves, too! Ladies, these turns of phrase will show your man that your affections are evergreen.

Anon, The Art of Courtship, 8-9

But wait! There’s more! What if the object of your passion thinks prose is boring? Try poetry!
Anon, The Art of Courtship, 10

You’ve probably got a date by now. But just to be safe, make sure you’ve performed the mole test. Every book should be judged by its cover. Everyone knows that. Take note:
Anon, The Art of Courtship, 15

By now you pretty much know everything that is needed in order to be successful in the art of courtship.

Success!!

Can’t be sure. But this is probably from the 1686 edition of “The Cosmopolitan.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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