Image from page 360 of "Twentieth century culture and deportment, or, The lady and gentleman at home and abroad : containing rules of etiquette for all occasions ..." (1899)
Authors: Cooke, Maud C
Publisher: Philadelphia : National Publishing Co.
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ENTLEMAN IN RIDING. Keep to the right of the lady or any ladies riding with you. Open all gates and pay all tolls on the road. Never, under anycircumstances, allow a lady to attend to any duty of this kind whileunder your escort. You must anticipate her every need, and providefor it; making her comfort your first thought. If you meet friends on horseback, do not turn back with them ; ifyou overtake them, do not thrust your company upon them unlessyou feel assured that it is agreeable to them for you to do so. WALKING, RIDING, BOATING, DRIVING. 339 / If you are on horseback and meet a lady who is walking, and withwhom you wish to speak, dismount for that purpose, and lead yourhorse. To put her to the inconvenien e of straining after and shoutingto you, would be a gross breach of manners. If you enter a carriage with a lady, let her first take her place onthe seat facing the horses, Enter a carriage so that your back istoward the seat you are to occupy; you will thus avoid turning r^und
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MODE OF ASSISTING A LADY INTO A CARRIAGE. in the carriage, which is awkward. Take care that you do not trampleon the ladies dresses, or shut them in as you close the door. The rule in all cases is this : you quit the carriage first and handthe lady out. You may properly speed your horse in driving with a lady, butremember that it is vulgar to drive too fast; it suggests the idea olyour having hired the trap from a livery stable, and is in everyrespect ungentlemanly. 340 WALKING, RIDING. BOATING, DRIVING. The carriage or buggy should be driven close to the sidewalk, andthe horses turned from the sidewalk, so as to spread the wheels awayfrom the step. The gentleman should then alight, quiet the horses,and hold the reins in his right hand as a guard against accidents.The lady should, in leaving the carriage, place her hands on the gentle-mans shoulders, while he should place his under her elbows. Then,with his assistance, she should spring lightly to the pavement, passinghim on his left
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