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This book is intended to allow its readers to access the guidelines of etiquette that allow them to be of the "best society," which the author states "is not a fellowship of the wealthy, nor does it seek to exclude those who are not of exalted birth; but it is an association of gentle-folk, of which good form in speech, charm of manner, knowledge of the social amenities and instinctive consideration for the feelings of others, are the credentials by which society the world over recognizes its chosen members." The book has several illustrations throughout.
This second portion of the book discusses how to give dinners with limited equipment, luncheons and other meals, balls, and dances. It further discusses the roles of the debutante and the chaperon. Discussion of marriage etiquette includes engagements, first preparations for weddings, and the day of the wedding. Other social events discussed include christenings and funerals.
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social events, etiquette, manners, best society, dinners, hosting, luncheons, breakfasts, suppers, balls and dances, debutante, chaperon, engagements, wedding preparations, day of the wedding, christenings, funerals
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Post, Emily, "Etiquette: In Society, In Business, In Politics and at Home (Part Two)" (1922). Mother Home & Heaven. 106.