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Do not strain after great people – for, although they like the homage, inasmuch as it ﬂatters their vanity, yet they despise the dispenser of it. Pay them, however, all proper respect; but do not forget what is due to yourself. Hints on Etiquette - S-T-R-E-T-C61 61 61 27/07/2005 11:21:39 HINTS ON ETIQUETTE As a general rule – it is the place of the superior in rank to speak ﬁrst to the inferior. If you have been in society with a nobleman, and should chance to meet him again elsewhere, leave it to him to speak ﬁrst, or to recognise you.
It is the custom at present for the lady of the house to be the last, and to follow her guests into the dining-room. The gentleman of the house takes the bottom of the table, and on each side of him must be placed the two ladies highest in rank. You will find a party of ten convenient, as it admits of an equal distribution of the sexes: neither two men nor two women like to sit together. It is considered vulgar to take ﬁsh or soup twice. The reason for not being helped twice to fish or soup at a large dinner party is – because by doing so you keep three parts of the company staring at you whilst waiting for the second course, which is spoiling, Hints on Etiquette - S-T-R-E-T-C30 30 30 27/07/2005 11:21:34 DINNERS much to the annoyance of the mistress of the house.
Hints on Etiquette - S-T-R-E-T-C64 64 64 27/07/2005 11:21:39 Advice to Tradespeople By tradespeople I do not mean merchants or manufacturers, but shopkeepers and retailers of various goods, people are who will do well to respectable remember that people are in their own respectable in their own sphere only sphere only, and that when they attempt to step out of it they cease to be so.