Friday, 25 September 2009

Manners maketh the man: Correspondence

Manners and etiquette with regard to young ladies was high on a young gentleman's agenda.

ETIQUETTE – 1. Pray take your hat off every time you see the lady. It is a graceful exercise and it keeps the head cool. 2. It is not an invariable nor desirable custom to grunt out “granted” when your pardon is begged; but it is considered civil to say something pleasantly as a sign that the apology is appreciated, and that there is nothing much amiss after all.

WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. – Take your hat off to the lady each time you meet her. The interval that has elapsed makes no difference in the mark of respect you should pay to her.

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