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Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Mar 15, 2018

Do you ever wish you could find the perfect rule book to guide your behavior as a young lady that happened to be in perfect alphabetical order? Well look no further than Charles Varle exceedingly long titled book mentioned in the podcast because it's way too long to type here. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly go through this list although many of the rules involve not talking so get ready for some awkward silences and weird stuff about holes.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands

Sources cited:

Boydston, Jeanne. “Cult of True Womanhood.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, Accessed 28 Aug. 2017.

“Charles Varlé plan of Philadelphia (1796) - Rare & Antique Maps.” Boston Rare Maps, Accessed 19 Aug. 2017.

“Philadelphia, Varle, Charles P. 1802.” Philadelphia. / Varle, Charles P. / 1802, Accessed 19 Aug. 2017.

Varle, Charles. Moral Encyclopaedia Or Varle's Self Instructor No. 3. New York, NY, M'Elrath & Bangs, 1831, varle&source=bl&ots=EiqOxeJ80F&sig=5DAE9eXOPCc4sfz4YMifEuq6zDA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjavOHA6ePVAhVq4YMKHXV5AFs4ChDoAQg_MAc#v=onepage&q=charles%20varle&f=false. Accessed 25 Aug. 2017.

Weeks, Linton. “18 Rules Of Behavior For Young Ladies In 1831.” NPR, NPR, 20 Nov. 2015, Accessed 28 Aug. 2017.