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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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Pride and Precedence: Combat Shopping

A continuing series by Persuasion’s Mary Musgrove

It’s Black Friday, and for those who live in cities, it is a day of never-ending shopping. My husband calls this Retail Therapy. 526 more words

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Pride & Precedence: The Root of All Evil?

An advice column by Persuasion’s own Mary Musgrove

Recently our rector delivered an homily on the evils of money. According to the Bible (he quoted some dreary text), the love of money is wrong. 577 more words

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Pride and Precedence: Hallowe'en Party?

A continuing series by Persuasion’s Mary Musgrove

Oh, to be in a civilized place–such as Bath–for the dark and dreary months! But no, I must remain in Uppercross with my countrified in-laws. 361 more words

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