grandmother is a docent at a historical society and was the curator
for an exhibit "Flirtatious Fans." In her research she shared
with me the following Victorian fan language:
fan placed near the heart: You have won my love.
fan pressed to the lips: You may kiss me.
the eyes behind an open fan: I love you.
and closing the fan several times: You are cruel.
slowly: I am married.
quickly: I am engaged.
the fan in the left hand: You are being watched.