I am in the middle of revisions so this will be a fairly short post. About, uh, Regency stuff. Like uh,
Google books to the rescue. I found this bit of dialogue to be very funny. Well done, Elizabeth Inchbald! (1815)
Sadly, searching Google Books for “handsome man” 1800-1820 was an exercise in disappointment, other than the above. Most of the references were misogynistic in the extreme. Alas.
So, who’s handsome?