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Mixed dinner parties of ladies and gentlemen ... are very rare, which is a great defect in the society; not only as depriving them of the most social and hospitable manner of meeting, but as leading to frequent dinner parties of gentlemen without ladies, which certainly does not conduce to refinement.
Frances Trollope (1780–1863), British author. Domestic Manners of the Americans, ch. 30 (1832).

Trollope had been travelling through the United States; here, she was referring to New York City.
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