So it's *not* just a peril of modern life!

I've started reading Lady Mary Wortley Montague's letters in preparation for writing a paper for the Material Culture Review on Orientalism in eighteenth century dress, and while noting the direction of her travel and the way she describes the dress of the people in each region I came across this postscript:

I think it's quite funny, as I know I've seen people complain that it's only today that people fire off an email in the heat of the moment and regret it later - evidently, some things are universal!