'How to indicate interest in a gentleman wihtout seeming forward.'
Interaction between unmaried persons of the opposite sex was seriously proscribed and a young lady had to use all her wiles to make her feelings known.
'Flattering the gentleman in question is essential - listen to his every word and agree with him on all subjects. If he disagrees with you - change your opinion at once and make him believe that you hold a similar opinion to him.'
Nothing new here! Maybe girls today could follow this advice and find it helpful.
'Talk about him to his relatives. They might understand your feelings and pass the infromation on to him.'
I'm sure this works today.
'Offer to perform small services for the object of your affections.' Mending his pen is one small step to mending his stockings.
Can't see today's young women offering to iron his shirts or wash his boxers.
'If the gentlemen you desire is reading a book, take up the second volume, if playing piquet - immediately offer to make up the table. If he wishes to take a stroll declare that it is also time for your daily perambulation around the shrubbery.'
I suppose modern young women might go as far to pretend an interest in football/darts/snooker - but don't think they would take it this far.
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