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Beeton's Book of Household Management were popular.
Balls and dances were the means by which a young girl was introduced into Society.
The Victorians romanticized love as well as tragedy.
They revered courtship and love, despite their strict moral code and rules of etiquette.
Should always walk on the outside when walking with one or more ladies.
Shall not hold a ladies arm, except when support is needed. When a gentleman is seated in a restaurant and a lady acquaintance enters and bows the gentleman should return the bow while he remains seated, if the lady stops at his table the gentleman shall rise and remain standing till she departs.
She would never call upon an unmarried gentleman at his place of residence.
She couldn't receive a man at home if she was alone.
A Lady Never tolerates or performs rudeness, crudeness, indifference or ignorance from or to another human being. Remembers; to discuss the price of anything is never in good taste. Thinks before she speaks, once said, never forgotten.
A single woman never addressed a gentleman without an introduction. A gentleman could offer his hand over rough spots, the only contact he was allowed with a woman who was not his fiance.