The New York Fashion Bazar Book of Etiquette

The New York Fashion Bazar Book of Etiquette

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...entertainment, but it must be played out-of-doors, as the " nests" are concealed in the shrubberies and gardens attached to the house; but large barns and stables could be substituted. Baskets or boxes made of wicker-work or cardboard are filled with moss, upon which Easter eggs are placed, colored with various dyes, and ornamented with original devices; and boxes in form of eggs with implements for sewing, or with a little trinket, are also used. When the nests are filled, they are hidden in bushes, or concealed in grass or straw all about the grounds, and it is the children's pleasure to hunt for them within given limits for a prescribed time. When the nests are found they are brought to the lady _of the house, and after all have been hunted up they are distributed among the guests, each child receiving one, and as it is the special delight of children to carry something home their pleasure is gratified in possessing an " Easter-nest " of treasures. At Christmas the " Christmas Tree " is an established institution.for children's parties, and its rich fruitage is distributed at nearly every Sunday-school chapel in the Union. _ In France upon New-year' s day they have a New-year's Bag party " for the children. A large bag made of bright-colored silesia or chintz, ornamented with bows of ribbon and clusters of artificial flowers is prepared and filled with presents--one for each child. It is suspended between folding-doors or in a door-way, and each child, after being blindfolded, is led to it and a wand is placed in the right hand, then the child is turned slowly around two or three times, and told to strike at the bag, which it has seen before being blinded. Several trials...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890310
  • 9781236890313