He had the choice of stopping
Written by Therese
(4/14/2013 8:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Social norms, penned by Frances G
If a gentleman wanted to stop dancing, he could.
Look in Emma at the Crown ball : Emma supposes that Mr Elton, who is disengaged, and wants probably not to dance with Harriet who is the only disengaged lady, he will probably go to the cards room or sit down, because it was not a breach to civility.