Gentlewomen Aim to Please: Edited from Victorian Manuels of Etiquette, Jerrard Tickell, London: George Routledge & Sons, 1933.

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But there is something more to be guarded against than bad writing and worse spelling: saying too much – writing that kind of matter which will not bear to be read by other eyes than those for which it was originally intended. That this is too frequently done is amply probed by the love letters often read in a court of law, the most affecting passages from which occasion “roars of laughter” and the derisive comments of merry-making counsel.

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