Thursday, February 26, 2009
i recently won this antique etiquette book on ebay. copyright 1891. written by mrs. annie r. white. it has several beautiful illustrations in it.. most of which have nothing to do with etiquette..like jack and the beanstalk??????????
so i will be starting a regular post on etiquette quoted from this book. todays advise is..
from the table manners.
if a guest does not care for a certain article on the table, or for some reason does not wish to partake of it, he should not refuse it by stating "cheese don't agree with me" or " i can't endure tomatoes." but simply say "i do not care for any, thank you."
we well remember the horror and disgust with which an apparently well bred lady filled her listeners at the the table by declining a certain dish with the assertion that "it took to long to digest, and her doctor has forbidden it."
more advice from mrs. annie r. white soon!