I will begin with another quote from The Habits of Good Society, as penned by an unknown author in 1872. “An English lady without her piano, or her pencil, or her fancy work, or her favorite French authors and German poets, is an object of wonder, and perhaps of pity.” Chapter Six is another fascinating look into life in 1872 as penned by someone who lived during the time period. In order to be a member of good society, young ladies should possess other skills besides dancing. Women are discouraged from talking too much.  The book says, “We are not, we English, a nation of talkers; naturally, our talent is for silence.” (Perhaps that is where the stiff upper lip mentality comes in because one neverContinue Reading