Book of Etiquette by Lillian Eichler

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By Lillian Eichler

The one critical competitor to Emily put up as etiquette maven to the United States among the wars, LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON (b. 1902) used to be a 19-year-old copywriter for the booklet writer Doubleday whilst she used to be commissioned to rewrite the superseded Encyclopedia of Etiquette by way of Emily Holt. this can be the consultant to strong manners she produced in 1921, mining her personal adventure as a social misfit and would-be social climber, and it used to be an incredible hit with these intending to a grander station. quantity II covers: • how one can handle servants • right costume for the butler • use of the serviette • evolution of the afternoon tea • the fellow on the backyard get together • yachting events for bachelors • musicales and personal theatricals • while the woman is requested to bop • a few very important ideas approximately golfing • the attraction of right speech • the eccentric cloth wardrobe • poise in public • and masses extra. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Often the hostess has a buffet supper instead of a dinner. All the guests partake of this refreshment. On a long table, decorated with flowers, are salads, sandwiches, ices, jellies and fruits which may be partaken of throughout the entire evening. Sometimes hot bouillon is also served, and very often a midnight supper is given at which hot courses are in order. If a dance is scheduled to be held in the ballroom of a hotel, the guests who are invited to dinner may be served in the dining-room of that hotel.

A sedate, quiet young miss should not choose a Folly Costume. Nor should a jolly, vivacious young lady elect to emulate Martha Washington, And furthermore, a character must not be merely dressed--it must be lived. The successful costume ball must be realistic; SUBSCRIPTION DANCES CHAPTER VII 43 What is the purpose of the subscription dance? The question is a common one. And the answer is simple. A subscription dance is given for the same reason that any other dance is given--to be surrounded by one's friends, to enjoy music and dancing, and generally to have a "good time" It is conducted very much on the order of the formal dance, except that it is semi-public and is usually held in a public hall.

The butler should receive two dollars at least, and if he has rendered many special services both to the man and his wife, he should undoubtedly receive two or three dollars more. On some occasions the cook is remembered, and the gentleman sends her a dollar or two in recognition of her culinary art. It must be remembered, however, that there are no established rules of tipping, and no precedent to go by. One must be guided by the extent of his income and by the services rendered. One more word in closing this chapter.

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