The Correct Thing in Good Society

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Estes and Lauriat, 1888 - Etiquette - 219 pages
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Page 34 - It as proper to make the first call upon people in a higher social position, if one is asked to do so. It is proper to call, after an engagement has been announced, or a marriage has taken place, in the family. For the older residents in the city or street to call upon the newcomers to their neighborhood is a long recognized custom. It is proper, after a removal from one part of the city to another, to send out cards with one's new address upon them. To ascertain what are the prescribed hours for...
Page 38 - ETIQUETTE OF CALLS. In the matter of making calls it is the correct thing: For the caller who arrived first to leave first. To return a first call within a week and in person. To call promptly and in person after a first invitation. For the mother or chaperon to invite a gentleman to call. To call within a week after any entertainment to which one has been invited.
Page 14 - It is the fault of the English language that we have so many "bad spellers." If you are doubtful of a word, it will be better to look it up rather than make a blot, or a running line, where the letters are questioned. Careful reading, and lots of it, will make...
Page 110 - When you have finished eat-- ing, place the knife and fork side by side on the plate, with the ends about at the center, and with both handles to the right.
Page 106 - It is proper to help all the ladies, including those of the household, before any gentleman is helped, no matter how distinguished a person he may be.
Page 121 - For a lady to refuse the invitation of one gentleman, and then accept that of another for the same dance. Duels have been fought for smaller matters than this.
Page 54 - REMEMBER IN SPEAKING. To speak in chest tones. To pronounce vowel sounds correctly. To say " It was I " and " He went with me." To speak distinctly, but softly and slowly. To give each syllable its proper value or length. For an inferior to say " sir " or " madam
Page 130 - To have a small informal dance succeed an afternoon tea or reception, notifying beforehand the guests who are to remain and take part in it, and perhaps asking others to remain, on the spur of the moment.
Page 155 - It is not the Correct Thing For enthusiastic friends to throw old shoes with such force as to break the carriage windows or frighten the horses.
Page 34 - ... announced, or a marriage has taken place, in the family. For the older residents in the city or street to call upon the newcomers to their neighborhood is a long recognized custom. It is proper, after a removal from one part of the city to another, to send out cards with one's new address upon them. To ascertain what are the prescribed hours for calling in the place where one is living, or making a visit, and to adhere to those hours is a duty that must not be overlooked.

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