Victorian Novel Writing Prompts (to use singly or together as a 3 decker):
"A young lady of moderate fortune, a brunette, and generally considered handsome, between the ages of 18 and 20, wishes to correspond with some be-whiskered, be-moustached individual, with a view to matrimony. Address Ernestine L. Eveleyn, Herlad office."
"George - The Last Present, $200. I would really like to see you. I reside in the same place. If you do not wish to call please write to my full address, as usual, station D. Gussie."
"Ambitious people don’t content themselves with little things. They exact as much as they give. ***** is overjoyed at Little Doting Heart’s felicity. Happiness has flown from me, and the only consolation left is the memory of the past."
—from the classified section of the New York Herald, August 18, 1863
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