"If, while a gentleman is speaking to you, one of superior rank addresses you, do not let your eager attention and visible preference betray the flutter of your heart...Consider that you expose yourseves to the ridicule of the company, and affront one gentleman, only to swell the triumph of another, who perhaps thinks he does you honour in speaking to you."
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A Father's Legacy to His Daughters, Conduct and Behaviour
Fordyce's Sermons it would certainly be A Father's Legacy to His Daughters by Dr John Gregory. This conduct book was written out of love for two daughters from a man who knew his death was near. It has some refreshing and "Aww"-worthy bits of advice that young ladies of the 1770s.