Etiquette

Ice Skating Etiquette

Ice skating was a popular pastime among Britain’s upper and middle classes by the mid 1800s. It was so popular the first attempt at creating artificial ice skating rinks occurred in England in 1841. It required using a mixture of hog’s lard and salts. But these artificial rinks were so smelly, they quickly fell out…

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Etiquette in Church

Etiquette was not just practiced at the dining room table or on the streets but also at church, and depending on the church you attended there were different customs and etiquette rules. One etiquette expert noted that it was a sign of ill breeding to be late to church, and noted: “[I]n visiting a church…

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Horseback Etiquette For a Gentleman Riding With a Lady

Proper etiquette infused every part of people’s lives in the 1800s. It was required at balls, when visiting friends, or when sitting down to eat. Proper etiquette could not be overlooked when a gentleman escorted a lady on horseback as it was considered one of the most exhilarating amusements and enjoyable activities indulged in by…

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Correct Forms of Address

Writers often get confused when trying to apply the correct forms of address in their stories. It is a complex subject and can vary depending upon whether or not a person holds a title, is single, or married or widowed. It also depends on whether or not a child is older or young. Correct forms…

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