I chose the latter, on account of the beau monde which the soldier had boasted of.
How full of the savour and luxurious tang of the beau monde!
"They have calumniated the beau monde," mused he in leaving.
There is too much taste in the beau monde to higgle about certain services.
"Not regularly handsome, I admit, my dear," Mrs. Beau Monde would say.
The "Beau Monde" ...