Social England Volume 1; A Record Of The Progress Of The People In Religion, Laws, Learning, Arts…

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byHenry Duff Traill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... 1802 conversation, no cards, no music, only elbowing, turning and winding from room to room, then escape to the hall door, and the same proceeding at the next " At Home." More time is spent waiting in the queue of carriages and on the threshold waiting for the carriage than inside the house. Lectures at the Royal Institution were the fashion; half the audience consisted of ladies "timidly taking notes." Concerning a society so like our own it would be out of place to moralise. Only in manners at table it would appear that some slight change has taken place. A dinner for ten or twelve persons consisted of two courses and dessert. Mr. Simond's first course was soup, tish, roast and boiled meat, and vegetables, spinach and bacon, all served together; the second course was a ragout, game, celery, macaroni, cream and pastry. Dessert was served separately. This menu was somewhat old-fashioned, dishes "were beginning to be served hot and hot." The wines were Madeira, sherry, claret, Burgundy, and champagne, small beer or sparkling ale "in high-shaped glasses like champagne glasses." "Water acidulated by the carbonic acid gas " was being used, and a few drank wine and water mixed. One custom Simond found "not consistent with the delicacy the English pride themselves upon." Bowls of coloured glass are placed before each person at the end of dinner, and all, women as well as men, stoop over it, sucking up some of the water, rinsing the mouth, and swilling it out agaia Smollett, sixty years before, says of the French," they are utter strangers to what we call common decency," but each has his own cup, and all do not drink from one tankard, nor can any custom be more beastly than that of using " water-glasses." With the water-glass, the tankard and the two-pronged fork...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... 1802 conversation, no cards, no music, only elbowing, turning and winding from room to room, then escape to the hall door, and t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.54 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217049087

ISBN - 13:9780217049085

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