You can imagine the spark lighting up a prim Victorian drawing room, when the sexes are brought together within a confined space.

‘The ladies, since the gentlemen entered, have become lively as larks…’

 

Source: Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (London: Bounty Books, 2012 (1847)), p. 227

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