The Young Man's Guide (Google eBook)

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Lilly, Wait, Colman, and Holden, 1834 - Conduct of life - 142 pages
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This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
  

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User Review  - cwflatt - LibraryThing

As timely and prudent today as it was when written. This should be required reading for all men in their mid to late teens. If your older it is still worth the time to relearn your manners and revisit you expectations as a man in this world. Read full review

Contents

I
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II
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III
87
IV
144
V
180
VI
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VII
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VIII
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Page 49 - And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice ; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
Page 73 - I did he had never done, and never could do. Before my promotion, a clerk was wanted to make out the morning report of the regiment. I rendered the clerk unnecessary; and long before any other man was dressed for the parade, my work for the morning was all done, and I myself was on the parade, walking, in fine weather, for an hour perhaps.
Page 74 - ... before me, ready to hang by my side. Then I ate a bit of cheese, or pork, and bread. Then I prepared my report, which was filled up as fast as the companies brought me in the materials. After this I had an hour or two to read, before the time came for any duty out of doors, unless when the regiment or part of it went out to exercise in the morning. When this was the case, and the matter...
Page 73 - To this, more than to any other thing, I owed my very extraordinary promotion in the army. I was always ready: if I had to mount guard at ten, I was ready at nine: never did any man, or any thing, wait one moment for me. Being, at an age under twenty years, raised from Corporal to...
Page 164 - Although it is said of plays, that they teach morality ; and of the Stage, that it is the mirror of human life : these assertions are mere declamation, and have no foundation in truth or experience : on the contrary, a Playhouse, and the regions about it, are the very hot-beds of vice.
Page 265 - Upon which he withdrew, as soon as was consistent with the rules of politeness, resolved never to think more of a girl who possessed a needle only in partnership, and who, it appeared, was not too well informed as to the place where even that share was deposited.
Page 83 - I observed that men in a passion always spake aloud ; and I thought if I could control my voice, I should repress my passion. I have, therefore, made it a rule, never to let my voice rise above a certain key ; and by...
Page 14 - He that would pass the latter part of life with honour and decency, must, when he is young, consider that he shall one day be old ; and remember, when he is old, that he has once been young.
Page 159 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page 265 - It was a story in Philadelphia, some years ago, that a young man, who was courting one of three sisters, happened to be on a visit to her, when all the three were present, and when one said to the others, " I wonder where our needle is.

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