Only cross your legs at the ankles
and don’t go out without a scarf.
Back straight, head up,
pay no attention to impertinent remarks.
A lady doesn’t play pool, drink beer
she swears no oaths, utters no hard words.
Clear eyes, dainty smile,
A good woman lets manners be her only sword.
Always wear a slip and girdle
never straighten hose on the street.
Handshake firm, hellos warm,
Have a kind word for everyone you meet.
And most of all, know your own worth
Look to no others for advice
Be modest, be firm,
Your reputation a pearl beyond price.