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MANNERS AND RULES

OF

GOOD SOCIETY

OR SOLECISMS TO BE AVOIDED

BY A MEMBER OF THE ARISTOCRACY

THIRTY EIGHTH EDITION

[Illustration: Decoration]

LONDON FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. AND NEW YORK

1916 ( All rights reserved )

Printed in Great Britain

PREFACE

"MANNERS AND RULES OF GOOD SOCIETY" contains all the information comprised in the original work, "Manners and Tone of Good Society," but with considerable additions. In a volume of this nature it is necessary to make constant revisions, and this is periodically done to keep it up to date, that it may be depended upon as being not only the most reliable, but also the newest book of etiquette .

A comparison of the number of chapters and their subjects with those of the early editions would best demonstrate how the work has grown, not merely in bulk, but in importance also. This extension has allowed many subjects to be more exhaustively treated than heretofore, and it now includes every rule and point that could possibly be comprehended in its title.

The work throughout its many editions has commended itself to the attention of thousands of readers, and it is hoped the present edition will be received by society in general with the marked success of its predecessors.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ix

I. THE MEANING OF ETIQUETTE 1

II. INTRODUCTIONS 6

III. LEAVING CARDS 19

IV. PAYING CALLS 32

V. PRECEDENCY 44

VI. THE COLLOQUIAL APPLICATION OF TITLES 53

VII. POINTS OF ETIQUETTE AS REGARDS ROYAL PERSONAGES 61

VIII. POINTS OF ETIQUETTE WHEN TRAVELLING ABROAD, AND PRESENTATIONS AT FOREIGN COURTS 65

IX. THE RECEIVED MODE OF PRONOUNCING CERTAIN SURNAMES 68

X. PRESENTATIONS AT COURTS AND ATTENDING COURTS 73

XI. PRESENTATIONS AT LEVÉES AND ATTENDING LEVÉES 82

XII. BALLS AND STATE BALLS 87

XIII. DINNER GIVING AND DINING OUT 99

XIV. DINNER TABLE ETIQUETTE 116

XV. EVENING PARTIES 122

XVI. WEDDINGS AND WEDDING LUNCHEONS 128

XVII. WEDDING RECEPTIONS 143

XVIII. WEDDING EXPENSES 146

XIX. AFTERNOON "AT HOMES" 151

XX. "AT HOME" DAYS 159

XXI. COLONIAL ETIQUETTE 161

XXII. INDIAN ETIQUETTE 164

XXIII. GARDEN PARTIES 166

XXIV. TOWN GARDEN PARTIES 171

XXV. EVENING GARDEN PARTIES 174

XXVI. LUNCHEONS 176

XXVII. BREAKFASTS 183

XXVIII. PICNICS AND WATER PARTIES 186

XXIX. JUVENILE PARTIES 190

XXX. WRITTEN INVITATIONS 195

XXXI. REFUSING INVITATIONS 200

XXXII. WALKING, DRIVING, AND RIDING 202

XXXIII. BOWING 206

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