Sometimes I wish for the time when a gentleman would consult his 'timepiece of advice' to see whether it was the appropriate hour for perseverance, civility or little liberties. Bring back the dying art of courtship! I demand my billets-doux!
- I'm not sure that I'd be up for 'nice bits or giblets' at any time of the day or night though.
(18th century 'timepiece' found in Schott's Almanac.)