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Never Give a Lady a Restive Horse

1870s etiquette

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In the stone age, when the savage tried his best to carve with a dull stone knife, he doubtless swore mentally; his barbaric trait of mental swearing is still with us, and will probably remain with us until the end of time, or until our servants realize that the carving-knife was not a tool originally intended by the head of the family for dissecting kindling-wood or peeling potatoes.

Thomas J. Murrey, Practical Carving,1887