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4-130 (Text)

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Speaker:
author,male,Woman's World,un addressee
ns1:discourse_type
Newspaper Article
Word Count :
262
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Public Written
ns1:texttype
Newspapers & Broadsides
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Australia
Created:
1887
Identifier
4-130
Source
Teale, 1982
pages
103-04
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1457
Identifier
4-130-plain.txt
Title
4-130#Text
Type
Text

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In none of our larger cities at present is it thought advisable for young ladies to go to balls, parties, dinners, drives, or other things of the sort, unless in the care of an older lady, and the gentleman who meets a girl so unattended, feels justified in thinking her either ignorant of the usages of society or much more careless of appearances than it is desirable a young girl should be. Nor at all does a young lady of respectability dine or lunch alone with a gentleman, except in extraordinary cases, at restaurants or public lunching-places; she would have to run the risk of being thought of Bohemian tendencies if she did, and would assuredly be classified in her unprotected state, as in a lower stratum of society than she would like . . - Thus the young girl who is in the frequent habit of accepting a gentleman's escort to a place of public entertainment of any kind without the company of her mother, or elder sister, or some other person of presumed authority, can not help placing herself in a wrong light, although she does nothing wrong in itself.
The same principle is involved in the matter of driving. On horseback or afoot the parks and highways are as free to her and her escort as another; but driving, except with an acknowledged lover, is to be done with caution, and if the other occupant of the vehicle is a married man, it is seldom to be done at all, except at the serious risk of reputation.
The universal civilty 

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