How quaint

>> Sunday, March 9, 2014

It is not necessary to recognise a ball-room acquaintance the next day, unless you choose to do so. The introduction is for a dance, and not for future acquaintanceship. To act on it afterwards depends entirely on the will of the lady; and she is not ill-bred if she ignores her partner's existence the next day.
~Daily Duties of a House Mother, 1872

Found this quote in The Age of Innocence: A Portrait of the Film Based on the Novel by Edith Wharton. Don't think you could act like that today.


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