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When I was sorting through one of my craft packs from Jane I came across a page from a book and had to read it, it has made me laugh so much and I will give you a little extract....
Etiquette for girls ... Her first dinner party
" A girl often anticipates her first dinner party with a sinking of the heart that is almost terror"
She knows that dinner is the most ceremonious of meals, and that any solecism of which she may be guilty, through ignorance or nervousness, might mark her out as an object for undesired attention and unspoken criticism.
A girl who has not been brought up among the conventions of society feels sadly at sea as to what she ought to do, or leave undone, at the dinner table, that now looms before her as a kind of burning-glass on which some of the most rigid rules and strictest social observances are focused"
It then goes on about reception by the hostess and at the dinner table ( so that servants do not laugh at her below stairs) also a little bit about eating asparagus .... honestly this is so funny! I am going to have to photo copy this one!
It has had me in stitches, so to speak ..... If you would like to hear more just comment below and I will let you have some more extracts....
Well I am off to my stitching room as I have some sewing on the machine to do ( I know it is unusual but when the hand embroidery is finished on some things they need stitching together securely)