Disapproving in Style!

Gossip Poetry from the 1880s

That many people aren’t exactly fans of gossip (and haven’t been in the nineteenth century), isn’t new to me. That people felt strongly enough about it to put their disapproval into rhyme, however, is definitely a new insight! 
“Gadding and Gossip” by Georgia A. Peck, Good Housekeeping (Dec 29, 1888: 906)
“They Say” by Richard S. Spofford, Harper’s Bazaar (Oct 31, 1885: 19)