Wednesday, February 24, 2016


By the 19th century, the term spinster evolved to include women who were so finicky that they refused to marry. During that century middle-class spinsters, as well as their married peers, took ideals of love and marriage very seriously, and spinsterhood was indeed often a consequence of their adherence to those ideals. They remained unmarried not because of individual shortcomings but because they didn't find the one "who could be all things to the heart".  

Word spinsters. Word.