Novel ways of entertaining

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFlorence Hull Winterburn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... THE NEW DANCES AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION I. The Tango, Turkey-trotting and Bunnyhugging THERE is only one indisputable evidence of age--not gray hair and wrinkles, but an intense disapproval of the young. Just at the moment when the older generation reaches middle life and the younger maturity this difference begins to show itself, and has done so probably since Cain and Abel came of age. In America the difference is peculiarly marked, for to the diversity of age is added a diversity of prosperity; and fathers who look back to a childhood in which a single pair of shoes was disputed between them and their brothers hear with some confusion their sons arguing in like manner the disposition of the family motor. Not only parents, but civilization, gives with a more lavish hand than it did thirty years ago. No wonder the middle-aged are standing by in some anxiety to see how youth is going to use its opportunities. Imagine a maiden aunt, a belle, let us say, of twenty years ago, transported after a long absence into a ballroom of the past winter. She would be struck at once by many changes--a lesser formality, a greater gaiety. The old-fashioned cotillion of her day would be gone; there would be a smaller number of couples in the conservatory, shorter pauses between the dances, and a general businesslike air that dancing and only dancing was the order of the day. It may be that if our supposititious aunt were a sentimentalist, as maiden ladies of fifty are apt to be, she might regret those empty conservatory corners and feel that something of romance and something of dignity had disappeared, and that the entertainment had more the quality of a child's party than a full-fledged ball. If it were given under the most correct auspices, her...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... THE NEW DANCES AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION I. The Tango, Turkey-trotting and Bunnyhugging THERE is only one ind...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217025498

ISBN - 13:9780217025492

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