The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book

By Eliza Leslie

  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre : Consumer Guides
  • FIle Size : 0.72 MB

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The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book It is said that soon after the publication of Nicholas Nickleby, not fewer than six Yorkshire schoolmasters (or rather six principals of Yorkshire institutes) took journeys to London, with the express purpose of prosecuting Dickens for libels—"each one and severally" considering himself shown up to the world as Mr. Squeers of Dotheboys Hall.
Now, if Dickens had drawn as graphic a picture of Dothegirls Hall, we firmly believe that none of the lady principals of similar institutes would have committed themselves by evincing so little tact, and adopting such impolitic proceedings. They would wisely have held back from all appropriation of the obnoxious character, and passed it over unnoticed; as if it could not possibly have the slightest reference to them.

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