"Rules of behavior for Young Ladies, partly extracted from this work and the most celebrated books on Ladies education."
Avoid everything masculine.
Be not seen too often in public.
Consult only your own relations.
Don't even hear a double entendre.
Endeavor to write and speak grammatically.
Fondness for finery shows bad taste, as neatness and simplicity imply good taste.
Form no friendship with men.
Give your hand, when necessary, modestly.
If you talk in society, talk only about those things which you understand.
Know that a man of good sense will never marry but the pious, industrious and frugal.
Let not love begin on your part.
Make no great intimacies with anybody.
Never be afraid of blushing.
Pride yourself in modesty.
Read no novels, but let your study be History, Geography, Biography and other instructive books.
Sympathise with the unfortunate
Trust no female acquaintance, i.e. make no confidant of any one.
You cannot be too circumspect in matters of love and marriage; and remember that whereas the character of a young lady is considered angelic, any blemish in it would withdraw the respect men have for you.