MINISTER RESIDENT--'---- ----, Esq. [or according to rank], 'H.B.M.'s Minister Resident, ----.'
OFFICERS IN THE ARMY AND NAVY--The professional is prefixed to any other rank--e.g. 'Admiral the Right Hon. the Earl of ----,' 'Lieut.-Col. Sir ---- ----, K.C.B.' Officers below the rank of Captain in the Army or Commander in the Navy are more generally addressed by their social, not professional rank, followed by the name of the regiment, R.A., R.E., or R.N., as may be.
PREMIER--According to his rank.
PRINCE--If a Duke, 'His Royal Highness the Duke of ----.' If not a Duke, 'His Royal Highness Prince' [Christian name]. Begin, in either case, 'Sir.'
Refer to as 'Your Royal Highness.'
PRINCESS--If a Duchess, 'Her Royal Highness the Duchess of ----.' If not a Duchess, 'Her Royal Highness the Princess' [Christian name]. Begin: 'Madam.' Refer to as 'Your Royal Highness.'
PRINCIPAL OF A SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY--When a clergyman, 'The Very Rev. the Principal of Aberdeen,' or 'The Very Rev. Principal' [Marshall Lang].
PRIVY COUNCILLOR--'The Right Hon.,' followed by name or title. Begin and refer to according to rank.
QUEEN--'The Queen's Most excellent Majesty.' Begin: 'Madam,' or 'May it please your Majesty.' Otherwise, 'Lord ---- presents his duty to your Majesty.' Refer to as 'Your Majesty.'
QUEEN'S COUNSEL--Append Q.C. to ordinary address.
SECRETARY OF STATE--'Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the ---- Department.'
SERJEANT-AT-LAW--'Serjeant ----,' or 'Mr Serjeant ----.'
SHERIFF OF LONDON--'The Right Worshipful.'
VICE-CHANCELLOR--As a Judge. Begin: 'Sir.' Address on the bench as 'My Lord.'
VISCOUNT--'The Right Hon. the Lord Viscount ----,' or 'The Lord Viscount ----.' Begin: 'My Lord.' Refer to as 'Your Lordship.'
VISCOUNTESS--'The Right Hon. the Viscountess ----,' or 'The Viscountess ----.' Begin: 'Madam.' Refer to as 'Your Ladyship.'
VISCOUNT'S DAUGHTER, SON, AND SON'S WIFE--As Baron's daughter, son, and son's wife.
In correspondence with equals or personal friends letters are begun less formally--e.g., 'My dear Lord,' 'Dear Lord ----,' 'Dear Sir James.' We are less ceremonious than our ancestors a few generations ago, when letters to the nearest relatives and most intimate friends were begun and ended in the most formal manner. Designations like 'Mrs General ----,' 'Mrs Captain ----,' 'Mrs Dr ----,' which were fifty years ago not uncommon, were always improper. Persons holding offices other than those enumerated are addressed in the usual form, 'Sir,' 'Dear Sir,' or 'My dear Sir,' according to the more or less formal terms on which the writer may be with his correspondent. A firm is addressed 'Gentlemen' or 'Dear Sirs.'
PRONOUNCING VOCABULARY OF SCRIPTURE PROPER NAMES.
[This vocabulary contains all common Scripture Names except monosyllables and dissyllables, the latter being always accented on the first syllable. _Ch_ has the sound of _k_, and so has _c_, except when marked _c_, to indicate the sound of _s_; _g_ is hard, except when marked otherwise.]
[=A]-bel-Miz'r[=a]-im (_or_ -r[=a]').
A-ch[=a]'ia ('ya, _or_ a-k[=i]'a).
A-d[=i]'n[=o] (_or_ Ad'i-n[=o]) A-do-ni-b[=e]'zek.
Ag'a-bus (_or_ -g[=a]').
Am'a-lek-[=i]te (_or_ A-mal').