Tandon notes its heroine's penchant for Chesterfieldian
aphorisms, for instance, and then there is Horwitz's witty characterization of Lady Susan itself as an "anti-conduct book.
Every customer is treated with a studied politeness and the more urbane and Chesterfieldian
a clerk is, the better the manager likes it.
Isenberg rejects the notion that Burr was "a Chesterfieldian
cad," instead arguing that he was a modern feminist (61).
Liebling is describing "a tall Chesterfieldian
old man named Dr.
perfection, Frank uses Emma, just as he uses Mrs.
69) If we miss this early affinity of middling folks for Chesterfieldian
advice, we will miss the rising of the middle class.