What if you know no gentlewomen?
Posted by Helen on November 07, 1997 at 06:36:10:
In response to Nash's Rules, written by Cassia on November 06, 1997 at 17:32:53
] I ran across an old book called: The English Women:In Life and Letters by M Phillips and W S Tompkins (Oxford University Press 1926) and on page 106 I found Beau Nash, the famous Bath Master of Ceromonies, Rules for A Ball.
In which case, do you invite mere demi-monde?
] Many of Nash's rules still seem to be good ones. Too bad nobody told the younger Bennet girls number 5.
This is fascinating! To say nothing of ageist!
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