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Victorian Etiquette - Breaches of Etiquette

To remove one's gloves when making a formal call.

To stare around the room.

For a caller who is waiting the entrance of the hostess to open the piano or touch it if it is open.

To go to the room of an invalid unless invited.

To look at your watch when calling.

To walk around the room when waiting for the hostess.

To open or shut a door, raise or lower a window curtain, or in any other way alter the arrangement of a room when visiting.

Turn your chair so that you back faces another guest.

To play with any ornament in the room or to seem to be aware of anything but the company present while visiting.

To remain when you find the host or hostess dressed to go out.

To make remarks about another caller who has just left the room.

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