Diane Kalas, Inspirational Historical Romance Author

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success." Quote by Henry David Thoreau




Friday, March 1, 2013

19th CENTURY ETIQUETTE - DUTY OF LADIES TO OTHER LADIES

Diane's Antique Book Collection

TRAVELERS AND TRAVELING

 Duty of Ladies to other Ladies in Traveling.- It is especially the duty of ladies to look after other ladies younger or less experienced than themselves who may be traveling without escort, to watch these and see that they are not made the dupes of villains, and to pass a pleasant word with others who may possibly feel the loneliness of their situation, should be the especial charge of every lady of experience. Such a one may often have the privilege of rending another lady an important service in giving her information or advice, or even assistance. Every lady of experience and self-possession should feel her duties to be only less than those of a gentleman in showing favors to the more helpless and less experienced of her own sex.

The friendship which has subsisted between travelers terminates with the journey. When you get out, a word, a bow, and the acquaintance formed is finished and forgotten.

Wells, A. M., Richard A., MANNERS, CULTURE AND DRESS, Massachusetts, King, Richardson & Company Publishers, 1893

 

1 comment:

Elaine Manders said...

Diane, I always find something informative and amusing at your site. Since my settings are in 19th century, it's important for me to see how those people really lived. Thank you.