Monday, March 2, 2009

Mother Knows Best

"You should especially at such places as Turnbridge keep up a civility and dignity in your behaviour to the men of your own set, and a courteous good humour'd affability to the company in general whom you are little acquainted with, whereas I suspect, if you will examine your own conduct, you put on that killing cold look sometimes have to those you should be prevenante to, and a great deal more familiarity and ease than is either necessary or proper to the men about you..."


Lady Spencer
20 August 1778

4 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

Civility at its best! Just love her! What would I give to mingle about with her...

Eliza Ward said...

What a great image to go with that quotation! Haha!

Heather Carroll said...

I'm glad you appreciate it because I did muse over what to put up for a while!

Alice Audrey said...

It's a very fitting image.