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He arrives in good time, fills his card before very long, and can be asked to dance with a plain, neglected wallflower or two without resenting it.He takes his partner duly to the refreshment-room after each dance, if she wishes to go, and provides her with whatever she wishes.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.
To gatherings, young women were chaperoned, usually by their mothers or some other married woman, to ensure nothing 'improper' occurred.
Various books dictated proper etiquette; Godey's Lady's Book and Mrs.
Beeton's Book of Household Management were popular.
Balls and dances were the means by which a young girl was introduced into Society.
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.