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Leisure Pursuits

A look at the leisure pleasures gentlemen and ladies enjoyed

There was no end to how ladies and gentlemen passed their time or what they pursued for leisure, from spending an afternoon at the local coffeehouse to peruse the newspaper or calling on friends.

Listed in the graphic are a few hobbies our heroes and heroines of the Georgian era might engage in or encounter. Most of these could be enjoyed alone while others were best with a partner or group, some featured at parties and others merely as morning entertainment before breakfast.

For grins and giggles, I'm linking here a post about the literary societies of the age and the accomplishments of ladies:

Literary Societies of the Georgian Era

Ladies' Accomplishments of the Georgian Era

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