The Book of Fashionable Life

The Book of Fashionable Life

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...and Baron Winzingeroda was as goodhumoured and cheerful as the Duke, which lessened the stiffness of the ceremony considerably to strangers. His S. H. truly lives in the hearts of his people, and well deserves to do so s and to foreigners he is most gracious. Diamonds were much worn by the ladies, flowers by the younger ones. The English ladies wore feathers and lappets, as accustomed to do at their own court; and a few velvet hats with feathers had a picturesque effect." The Etiquette of the Court of Spain has undergone much modification during the revolutionary movements in that country. At one time, nothing could be more imperially rigid. So much so, that, to approach the sovereign with a view to save his or her life, was an act of treason! On one occasion, a horse ridden by a Queen of Spain having become so unruly that, in its furious curvettings, its royal mistress must have soon been dashed lifeless to the earth--a courtier ran forward and seized the bridle and thus put a stop to further danger. Alas! his gallantry was rewarded by his immediate execution! The present etiquette is that of France; and is so opposed to the formality of the ancien regime, that, a few months ago, a minister, desirous of securing a bequest, absolutely seized--not the bridle of her horse--but the hand of Queen Isabella, and would not allow her to quit the apartment, until her assent to the measure was given! In the Southern States of America, the Etiquette is that of Spain and Portugal. LORD DURHAM S ENTERTAINMENTS AT QUEBEC. "I have just," says one who was present, in a letter to a friend in England, "returned from paying my respects to the Countess of Durham, at her first Drawing Room. A Guard of Honour was drawn up near the entrance...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833260
  • 9781236833266