Oh, I really do not know! There are so many lovely places! Do advise me!
A little English village where your family resides
Brighton, to marry off your daughters--what an opportunity!
The West Indies
Home again, to visit your family (with or without your husband, who is quite busy)
Vanilla with hot fudge, nothing fancy.
Vanilla with caramel sauce, but you must share it with me.
Chocolate ice cream with chocolate-covered peanuts.
An ice cream headache would be torture to my poor nerves!
Mint chocolate chip with whipped cream and a little hot fudge.
Chocolate with pineapple chunks, strawberry sauce, hot caramel and wet walnuts. And a cherry and whipped cream.
Go anyway, it's the right thing to do.
Stay home and eat apples in your tree house.
Write a cordial note of regret.
Ask your best friend for advice and act upon it.
Go, hoping that no one will ask you to sing and play.
Tell your eldest daughter to write a regret, it does not much signify. You dine with four-and-twenty families, after all!
Someone whom you can love and respect
Someone of good social standing and excellent character--carefully selected by your best friend
You are already married to a man who has no compassion on your poor nerves.
Someone who is kind, funny and knows how to have adventures!
Someone who (hopefully) loves you very much even though he doesn't show it in front of people.
It doesn't matter how odious the man is, as long as he is respectable.
Read a good book
Chat with your younger sister
Study the atlas and map out your next expedition
Plot your daughters' marriages
Take walks, arrange flowers, giggle and spend time with your friends
Read improving books (such as Fordyce's Sermons) and visit with your friends
No parents, but a doting aunt and grandmother
Mother and two older sisters
No known family, though it's said you are the natural daughter of a gentleman.
Parents and four younger sisters
A respectable husband and five lovely daughters.
Silly parents, a silly younger sister and at least one little brother who wants to be rich.
Still childish, but you will be very pretty in a few years.
Fair, but not striking.
Five times more than that of your sisters.
Quite obvious, and your relations never let anyone forget it.
Past its peak... you are very nearly "on the shelf".
Ah, back in the day you were the toast of a regiment.
You couldn't answer that question because you are not romantic and never were.
When someone cuts off a bit of your hair to keep, of course.
Well, you really couldn't say because it happens so often!
It's true love if you are willing to wait indefinitely for someone, even if it seems he's ceased to love you.
When the gentleman makes an offer, naturally!
When you meet a young man who is sensible, good humored, lively and perfectly amiable.
Your wealthy neighbor, who has taken you under her wing.
Your sisters-in-law are your confidants.
Your younger sister.
Your older sister's beau.
Your neighbor and her older sister.
You don't have any close friends, but you wish you did.
Trust your friend to deal with it
Stay calm, cool and collected
Awkward situation? You know not the words!
The situation is probably your fault... and you're going to catch it from your sisters on the way home!
Politely change the subject of conversation
Blush and hope no one is looking at you
To sigh and put it down to experience. Sticks and stones...
Deliberately! Oh, no, it must have been unintentional. She meant no harm!
Make a catty remark about her to your daughters or sister.
To hide under the table and refuse to speak to anyone.
To carry on as if nothing had happened
Lucy Boynton or Emilie Francois
Laura Pyper or Olivia Williams
Toni Colette or Louise Dylan
Alison Steadman or Brenda Blethyn
Lucy Scott or Claudie Blakely
Rosamund Pike or Susannah Harker