This season of Downton Abbey brought us one of my favorite lines ever, spoken by the offended Mrs. Patmore when accused of “frolicking” with a known prostitute: “Do I look like a frolicker?”
Now, “frolicker” is not a word one normally hears very often. I, however, have had the pleasure of reading it numerous times in the book I’m editing right now, Up North...
Left: Bathing poseurs, Gratiot Beach, 1908. Courtesy of Douglas Scott Brookes.
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