Diane Kalas, Inspirational Historical Romance Author

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works." Psalm 73:28 (KJV)






Saturday, December 22, 2012

19th CENTURY ETIQUETTE - HOW A LADY SHOULD BE SPOKEN OF BY HER HUSBAND

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The Art of Conversing with Fluency and Propriety

How a Lady Should Be Spoken of by Her Husband.- It is equally improper for a gentleman to say “my wife,” except among very intimate friends; he should mention her as “Mrs. So and So.” When in private, the expression “my dear,” or merely the Christian name, is considered in accordance with the best usage among the more refined.

Thornwell, Emily, THE LADY’S GUIDE TO COMPLETE ETIQUETTE, New York, Belford, Clarke & Company, 1884

 

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