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Pride & Precedence: Like I Should be Musical?

A continuing series by Persuasion’s Mary Musgrove

Of all the demands made upon a lady, musical performance is the most unfair. Upon every occasion–say, a rainy afternoon, or before tea, and certainly with after-dinner guests–a lady is asked to play and sing. 353 more words

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Pride and Precedence: In-house Insomnia

An advice column by Persuasion’s Mary Musgrove

If only I could sleep properly! But the demands of a household are myriad, and as you know I am the… 534 more words

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Pride & Precedence: Short-term Memory Loss?

A continuing series by Persuasion’s Mary Musgrove

Recently my mother-in-law has been talking about short-term memory loss. I think she read about it in one of those London periodicals. 492 more words

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Pride & Precedence: What Valentine?

An advice column by Persuasion’s own Mary Musgrove

It’s beginning to look a lot like Valentine’s Day. Or so says a popular song from your era, adapted for the occasion. 560 more words

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Pride and Precedence: How to Be Informed

A continuing series by Persuasion’s Mary Musgrove

Literature searches, focus groups, and personal interviews. These are ways people supposedly obtain information, and perhaps in your era they are effective. 424 more words

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Pride & Precedence: Those Wretched Resolutions!

An advice column by Persuasion’s own Mary Musgrove

The Vicar is at it again–and my jovial father-in-law and most of the families in our circle. They all say that the New Year should bring Resolutions. 422 more words

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Pride and Precedence: "You-do-it" Yuletide

A continuing series by Persuasion’s Mary Musgrove

Oh, the hurry-scurry of Christmas! As usual, everything is left for me to oversee. We never have enough hired help, and during this busy season–which everyone says is so festive and bright–I am frazzled and worn to the bone. 517 more words

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