As she does in "A Wall-Flower
," Amy Levy also depicts the ballroom as the site of imperfect pleasure in "A Waltz Song" (1889) (p.
I like to stand out from the crowd, so if your dream girl is the shrinking wall-flower
type, don't bother calling me on the Telephone (which I'll probably be wearing as a hat.
But if your more of a wall-flower
than a Justin Timberlake, then Beyonce has her own advice.
Coli's Alberta is a little wacky in an irritatingly modern way; Viola Graziosi's Augusta is a matronly wall-flower
who surprises with an outburst of passion.
Likewise very much a reflection of their times were the '70s all-male, gay-positive troupe Mangrove, their female compatriots Tumbleweed and the radical-politicking Wall-flower
Researchers questioned males at Texas-Austin University and discovered that quickwitted women with senses of humour are non-starters, the eternal wall-flowers
And if that wasn't bad enough, he managed to make the word "madam" drip with such utter condescension that even the mousiest of cable-knitted cardie-wearing wall-flowers
would have found it very hard to resist the urge to kick him square in the nuts.
Twenty-one of them to be precise, including the three wall-flowers
on the banquette being trained in deportment.
Most of us include a few spring bedding plants in the herbaceous border, wall-flowers
, forget-me-nots, polyanthus, etc.
Not knowing anyone in a strange city or at an unfamiliar event has turned even the most gregarious networkers into wall-flowers
at one time or another.