The book is also available in print. If you think you might like a paper version, be sure to visit Pantsville Press, where you’ll always get the ebook for free when you buy the print book.
If you are not quite certain of the line between neatness and the reverse, be over-scrupulous about your under garments. The edge of a soiled petticoat, or the glimpse of a rent stocking is singularly disenchanting.
The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness:
A Complete Hand Book for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society
Florence Hartley, 1860
I don’t wish to be contrary, but I actually find these socks quite enchanting. The tiny, twisted cables provide a perfect, structured backdrop for carefully placed drop stitches. As for your other underthings? You’re on your own there.