Books were sold containing verse to copy into customized cards for those not poetically inclined. Never fixes her appearance (hair or make-up) in public. Never holds private conversations in public gatherings. Always looks for ways to better herself; spiritually, physically and intellectually.A Lady Never tolerates or performs rudeness, crudeness, indifference or ignorance from or to another human being. Remembers; to discuss the price of anything is never in good taste. Thinks before she speaks, once said, never forgotten.Before leaving her, he sees her safe at her chaperone's side.'Under this strict code of etiquette, the Victorians invented new ways to play courtship.Items of apparel such as fans, gloves, and handkerchiefs were given meaning as were objects given as gift called 'love tokens' such as flowers, painted miniatures, or jewelry set with gemstones of particular significance.She was expected to stay close to her chaperone until someone asked her to dance and was quickly returned to the chaperone after each dance.
She couldn't receive a man at home if she was alone.
It is considered chivalrous to open a door for a lady if he happens to be in reasonable proximity.
Should never remove his coat while standing, sitting, riding, or walking with a lady.
The diamond ring which symbolizes innocence became popular as the engagement stone during this era.
Love letters and cards allowed expression of deep emotion which society dictated was improper to be expressed otherwise.