Dearest Friends of the Dance, as the Pride & Prejudice Ball draws even nearer, I direct your attention away from England for the moment to Italy, where some friends of the Regency staged a ball a few months prior and did capture the spirit of Jane Austen's time spot on:
And so did our Italian friends here:
My goodness, they do enjoy a lengthy dance. But note the laughter and grace all around!
Your humble servant is especially enamored with those gentlemen wearing the military uniforms. I am still trying to acquire more accurate Regency attire: a task not easy in this day and age, which is ironic given the popularity of Miss Austen's work!