Heyer (was Stew (see scurvy))

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Thu Dec 18 18:25:41 EST 2003


On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 04:54:59PM -0500, HSchinske at aol.com wrote:

>I thought I remembered reading in her memoirs that she deliberately 
>introduced a fake piece of slang in order to catch out another Regency-writer whom she 
>suspecting of lifting her research.

I believe this may have been the matter of the basilicum powder. 
Basilicum ointment was in very common use, but it was extremely rare in 
powdered form (if it existed at all); whereas Heyer uses the powder 
exclusively.

Roger
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