Excerpt from The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, 1902, Vol. 93
Those who follow from a distance the detailed doings of that Society, to which they habitually give a capital initial, will have extracted full satisfaction from several thrilling episodes of the week. It is the season of servants' balls and a servants' ball may be a very excel lent entertainment in certain circumstances, when the under housekeeper and first kitchenmaid are not tempted to go into debt for millinery judged suitable to the standard of the house. By all means let there be servants' balls, or to use the more genteel phrase now in vogue, household balls and let his Grace open the ball with Mrs. Jones the housekeeper, and let Mrs. Jones extract a year's dignity from the august juxta position. But what business has the press with these low-life above-stairs domesticities Why gild the refined gold of Mrs. Jones' satisfaction by publishing the news in prominent paragraphs? Two such para graphs printed during the week in papers with large reputation and still larger circulation will possibly be treasured as heirlooms by two members of two house holds; that of the postmaster-general and that of the Duke of Westminster.
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