Tips for seducing a lady — from two centuries ago

  • by: EMILY BRAND , Washington Post
  • Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:42 PM

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a gaggle of girls on a night out will face an onslaught of pickup lines — some charming, many (many) more dumb, cheesy or downright creepy. What happened, you may wonder, to romance, wordplay and sophisticated seduction?

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