Maksim (rousseau) wrote,
Maksim
rousseau

Ботаника и приличия

Botany has lately become a fashionable amusement with the ladies. But how the study of the sexual system of plants can accord with female modesty, I am not able to comprehend… I have, several times, seen boys and girls botanizing together.
Священник, поэт и историк Ричард Полуэл (Richard Polwhele, 1760 - 1838) о моде на ботанику среди его современниц.
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