Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

"Ladies have a full and absolute license to propose marriage to single gentlemen on February the 29th; and if the gentleman is so rude as to refuse, he is infallibly bound to give the spurned lady a present, which is usually a pair of new gloves on Easter Day."

from The Arbiter of Polite Comportment, published in Great Britain in 1710

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