How do you develop correct social habits, the habits of a gentleman or a lady? You develop correct social habits just as you develop correct habits in playing ball, or in swimming,--you discover the rules; then you practise, practise, practise. A good general rule is, Do what a kind heart prompts; for,
Politeness is to do and say
The kindest thing in the kindest way.
We earnestly hope this little book may help girls and boys to become happier, more agreeable, and more effective citizens.
with the same boy. Do it graciously, explaining that you would like to accept, but must not be selfish. If he is the right sort, he will understand at once, or come to his senses later. If he is offended, don't worry about it; it is not worth while.
6) Pay some kindly attention to the girls who do not dance all of the time. They will feel grateful, your hostess will feel grateful, you will feel better satisfied than if you neglect them.
7) Never refrain from dancing if any girl present is without a partner for that number. To refrain is selfish in you, and discourteous to both the girl and your hostess.
8) Girls, don't quit one of your friends to go and whisper with another. Such an action is sure to be considered unkind and inconsiderate.
9) Train your eye to see how you may add to the enjoyment of all, or of a single one, and act promptly. Incidentally, you thus add to your own enjoyment. Often think of Tennyson's words:--
For manners are not idle, but the fruit Of loyal