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Posted by on May 31, 2007

Ohio temptresses and Korean princes

This affirms it. Ohio women are temptresses and they cannot be trusted. At least if you are a Korean prince at the turn of the last century. Apparently, Ohio figures prominently in the final years and generations of the Chosun dynasty, as mentioned in this article.

“Apparently Prince Eui-wha was somewhat of a ladies’ man. There are three alleged romances he had while studying in the United States.The first was with Miss Angie Graham of Wheeling, West Virginia, whose father was a missionary. According to the accounts, the prince called upon the young woman several times and there were rumors that they would become engaged but nothing ever developed.

The second was Miss Clara Bull, a young woman who worked in a hat store in Delaware, Ohio, and was described as being so beautiful as “to make the ugliest bonnet a dream.” She was unlike any woman the prince had ever set eyes upon. He sent his aid to ask her for a date but she refused insisting that the prince himself should come and ask her — which he did. She eventually returned to her home in Cincinnati and the prince followed her. “There were flowers and candies and theater parties for her delectation … and a diamond ring blossomed on one of the fair one’s fingers,” but because she would not leave the United States for Korea; the romance died.

The third reported love of the young prince was the 17-year-old Miss Mary Buttles. With her dark blue eyes and light brown hair she “bewitched the Korean Adonis” at a hotel in western Maryland where she was on vacation. She knew that he was of the nobility but she was not “dazzled by the imperial glamour” and instead treated him as she would a normal American male. When she suggested hiking in the nearby mountains and the prince balked at the idea — claiming he did not like to walk — she merely told him to suit himself and remain in the hotel, but she was going to do it with or without him. He reluctantly agreed to attend her. It was not the last time, and in fact she forced him to go on several mountain hikes with her prior to her returning home to Columbus, Ohio. The prince followed her to Ohio, but like the others, she was unwilling to return to Korea and the romance died.”

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http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?article_class=2&no=364164&rel_no=1

I always had my suspicions about the supposed “cordiality” of Ohio women.

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