A bit of vinegar

'Tis the season, I suppose: Collectors Weekly offers an overview of the tradition of Vinegar Valentines, sadly out of fashion. "For almost as long as Valentine's Day has been an insufferably sappy day celebrating romantic love," Lisa Hix writes, "it’s also been a day for telling everyone else exactly how much you don’t love them—with an anonymous poem sent via post." Below, you'll see a superb example from the Edwardian era.

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