The latest in my series on Reclaiming Manners is an article I posted at The Catholic Gentleman, a reflection on this quotation:
“The greatest man would justly be reckoned a brute if he were not civil to the meanest woman.”
Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette (1866)
Today’s article is HERE.
How to Treat a Lady: Reclaiming Manners between Men and Women
The rest of the series Reclaiming Manners is here.
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