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


There is no conversation so graceful, so varied, so sparkling, as that of an intellectual and cultivated woman.  Excellence in this particular is, indeed, one of the attributes of the sex, and should be cultivated by every gentlewoman who aspires to please in general society.

In order to talk well, three conditions are indisputable – namely, tact, a good memory, and a fair education.