Mind Your Manners!
In regard to "Throw not any thing under the table," we see (in Goode's beautifully hysterical illustrations) them tossing fish bones gleefully to the cat and dogs. And you don't want to know what goes on in disregard of the rejoinder to "Spit not, cough not, nor blow thy nose at the table ..."
The book is a jovial take-off on a 19th-century etiquette primer given to the author by her husband. Grownups and kids alike will get a kick out of the many examples to "do as I say, NOT as the Abbotts do"! Each wonderfully detailed illustration is an invitation to admire the etiquette errors, the slapstick action, and the facial expressions of all involved.