The humiliation that Jane had felt turned to something else--grief perhaps, or regret. Regret that she had not known how to act with a boy, regret that she had not been wiser.
By the etiquette of war, it is permitted to none below the rank of newspaper correspondent to dictate to the general in the field
The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork - Oscar Wilde
Etiquette requires us to admire the human race
It's harder to pick and choose when you're dead. It's like a photograph, you know. It doesn't matter as much.
Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.
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