Everyday Etiquette: A Practical Manual of Social Usages

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1905 - Conduct of life - 363 pages
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Page 232 - ... old things have passed away, and all things have become new...
Page 327 - Politeness is to do and say The kindest thing in the kindest way; and by this definition the population of these Islands ranks high among the peoples of the earth.
Page 53 - Sundworth request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter...
Page 295 - Though the outward man perish, the inward man is renewed day by day."4 The apostle says that the inward man is renewed day by day...
Page 83 - The necessity of a chaperon for young people on all occasions offends the taste of the American. It is even opposed to his code of good manners. That a young woman should never be able in her father's house to receive, without a guardian, the young men of her acquaintance, is alien to the average American's ideal of good breeding and of independence in friendship.
Page 127 - Lord and Lady B , names familiar some years back to the students of the "high-life" columns of our papers, were at a dinner-party in New York with an acquaintance of mine who painted the scene for me. Lady B , tasting her soup as soon as it was set down in front of her, calls to her husband at the other end of the table : "B , my dear! Don't 129 eat this soup! It is quite filthy! There are tomatoes in it!
Page 254 - Talking with a mother when her children are in the room is the most trying thing conversationally; she listens to you with one ear, but the other is listening to Johnnie; right in the midst of something very pathetic you are telling her she will give a sudden, perfectly irrelevant smile over her baby's last crow, and your best story is hopelessly spoiled because she loses the point (although she pretends she hasn't) while she arranges the sashes of Ethel and Totsie.
Page 144 - Those who read the newspapers forty years ago will recall a characteristic incident in the early life of Colonel Ellsworth, the brilliant young lawyer who was one of the first notable victims of the Civil War. His struggles to gain a foothold in his profession were attended by many hardships and humiliating privations.

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