CERTAIN QUESTIONS ANSWERED
When a gentleman should wear
his hat and when to take it off.
If she should thank a gentleman
for paying for her on an excursion.
If she could with propriety
buy the tickets and take a young gentleman.
If she should take a gentleman’s hat
and coat when he calls.
If she should introduce
a gentleman who calls to her mother.
How to allow a gentleman a proper
degree of intimacy without allowing him
to think himself too much a favorite.
In our new country, the relations
of men and women are necessarily simple.
(I especially like the “gentleman who calls to her mother”)
~found in Manners and Social Usages, by Mrs. John Sherwood (author of “A Transplanted Rose”)
1884, revised in 1897