The elite directory of Saint Louis society
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Lovers of literature, music, or art, may at pleasure,
or on any occasion, call on any other of like taste
without regard to local divisions, and without cere-
mony, to form a personal acquaintance, or invite to a
social affair to gratify the common taste. In such
cases the parties are presumed to be known to each
other by social reputation, and a reasonable discre-
tion will avoid any serious mistake. Not to respond
in some way to such an invitation, would be regarded
as an affront, and afterwards the person invited must
make a return call, or the acquaintance will termi-
nate.