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By Lillian Eichler

The one severe competitor to Emily submit as etiquette maven to the United States among the wars, LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON (b. 1902) used to be a 19-year-old copywriter for the e-book writer Doubleday while she used to be commissioned to rewrite the outmoded Encyclopedia of Etiquette through Emily Holt. this can be the advisor to reliable manners she produced in 1921, mining her personal adventure as a social misfit and would-be social climber, and it was once an immense hit with these intending to a grander station. quantity II covers: • the right way to handle servants • right costume for the butler • use of the serviette • evolution of the afternoon tea • the fellow on the backyard social gathering • yachting events for bachelors • musicales and personal theatricals • whilst the girl is requested to bop • a few very important ideas approximately golfing • the appeal of right speech • the eccentric cloth wardrobe • poise in public • and masses extra. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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There are, of course, numerous personal innovations that may be instituted; but as the guests are assembled for dancing, space and a good floor and plenty of fresh air are the primary and paramount requisites. Light refreshments have taken the place of the large suppers of not so long ago. Hostesses no longer feel overburdened with a sense of obligation. The dance has become simple and inexpensive; and because it is also so thoroughly enjoyable and healthful, it has become a favorite sport, especially during the cooler months.

One more word in closing this chapter. Not everyone can afford to give elaborate house parties. But this need not interfere with one's hospitality. The host or hostess who is discouraged from offering friends simple entertainment because of someone's else magnificent parties, should cease being discouraged and take pride CHAPTER V 35 and pleasure in the knowledge that they are entertaining their friends as hospitably as they can. To do a thing simply and sincerely is infinitely finer than to do a thing extravagantly merely for the sake of ostentation and display.

The pauses between dances are shorter. Something of the old dignity is gone, but in its place is a new romance that is perhaps more gratifying. It is not a romance of the Mid-Victorian period, or a romance that carries with it the breath of mystery. It is a strangely companionable and levelheaded romance which pervades the ballroom and makes everyone, young and old, man and woman, want to get out on the floor and dance to the tune of the pretty melodies. " It must observe certain little rules of good conduct without which it loses all the grace and charm which are the pride and inspiration of the dancing couples.

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