Letters from 1811
& Ladies of We Make History,
11th annual Pride & Prejudice Ball has come and gone but lives on in the
warm affections which ignite our hearts as we ponder favourite memories,
fine moments and smiling faces from this Saturday past.
Grace, elegance and all the attributes of gentility reigned supreme
as charming ladies and gallant gentlemen gathered from all parts of the
realm. The We Make History aristocracy was well represented!
Pride & Prejudice Ball always holds a certain quality of wonder. Is it the
delightful dances, some slow and elegant, others quick and lively? Is it the
beautiful ladies moving elegantly about the floor in high-waisted gowns of
silk with softly flowing trains? Is it simply the radiant smiles which light
the room like so many bright and glowing candles?
Indeed, all of the above and much more! Has not our God been kind and
gracious to us all? Surely, yea!
There was some drama in the days preceding the Ball. Several of our friends
were en route from northern England via merchant ship when they were
attacked by a French privateer in the midst of a foggy sea lane. Though a
number of ladies were on board and visible on deck, the frogs (perhaps
surprised at the appearance of another vessel in the fog at close quarters)
fired upon the merchant ship with swivel guns and small arms. Mr. Lilly
suffered a wound from a musket ball and was unable to attend the Ball but
his daughters, the well known Lilly sisters escaped unscathed. Another young
lady was injured by splinters sent flying by a French cannonball but still
bravely attended the Ball though on crutches. His Excellency the Duke of
Braganza (emissary from our ally His Majesty the King of Portugal) was also
on board and we understand that he brandished sword and pistol in defense of
his sisters as it appeared the French were preparing to board. It is quite
fortunate that His Majesty's sloop-of-war HMS Francis appeared out of the
fog at this critical juncture and under the gallant Captain Christopher
drove the French vessel away.
do hope to see many of you again soon at our 9th annual
Festival or at our 11th annual
Victorian Christmas Ball
where the dances will be very lively, the caroling beautiful and the WMH
family will celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year" and the Birth of
our Saviour in true Christmas Splendour!
servant in a noble cause
blessed to be so.
We Make History
Encouraging Words in Appreciation of the Ladies
It has been well acknowledged by persons of discernment throughout history
that of all the visible creation, God has blessed none with so much beauty
as he has woman. This alone would be cause enough for great admiration, yet
when woman adds to physical beauty such treasures as the beauty of good
character; nobility, grace, generosity, affability, and discretion, along
with intelligence, taste, wit and a sense of style, then she is a higher
work of art indeed.
It is no hidden thing that women have great influence over men. A low woman
may be able to reduce a low man to a level almost inhuman. But a true lady
has the ability to lift, inspire and ennoble a good man toward chivalry,
gentlemanly ideals and greatness itself.
Ladies, do polish your physical beauty and allow it to shine, recognizing
that your attire does matter, yet take even greater heed to the development
of those inner qualities which will bring depth to beauty's luster. When you
have done this you will discover great power in making use of all to inspire
the good men around you to higher levels of their own.
Your fond admirer,
and Lady Scott,
Thank you so much for hosting the Pride & Prejudice Ball. I always have a
grand time dancing, and can't wait for the Victorian Christmas Ball!
May God bless you and your family.
-In the risen Christ,
was honored to be one of the invited guests to your Pride and Prejudice
Ball. I greatly enjoyed all the dancing and the company. Especially you in
the beginning "setting the mood". My father was intimidated to go, but came
nonetheless, and had a fantastic time. I also appreciated you being a
Christian. It was so refreshing to see Christians using the creativity God
gave them. It was something I shall always remember, and hope to enjoy next
year. If we do attend next year, we shall probably bring Ms. Andrea Bryant
(my younger sister). My older sister, Ms. Danielle Bryant, left this last
Monday (the 26th of September) to join our militia. I shall not see her for
some time, which pains me for we are so very close. Although I miss her
horribly, I am excited for her to be able to show the Air Force God's love.
wanted to thank you for a delightful evening of dancing and fun. I enjoyed
meeting everyone and look forward to attending additional events in the
Great Event! Thank you to all for organizing it! :o)
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