Letter-writing; Its Ethics and Etiquette, with Remarks on the Proper Use of Monograms, Crests and Seals

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F.A. Stokes Company, 1890 - Letter writing - 78 pages
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Page 7 - True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense...
Page 70 - Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of War, Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Interior, Postmaster-General, Attorney-General, Commissioner of Patents. The Regents and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution...
Page 27 - With shame I confess it, my dear Miss Vernon, the mysteries couched under the grim hieroglyphics of heraldry are to me as unintelligible as those of the pyramids of Egypt.
Page 7 - Bat pleasant, cheery, happy letters, such letters as — like the quality of mercy — are twice blest ; courteous, graceful letters, such as win young people friends, and go far to keep such friends in good humour ; hearty, affectionate letters, such as strike the chords of love and awaken mysterious tremors in response ; letters that tend to keep us at our best and to protect us from sinking down to our worst — these any one may write who is not too indolent to take trouble and not possessed...
Page 7 - ... Bless the good man and all that belong to him ! We could not do without him now, and we owe him more than we know. But is it true that with the increase of quantity there is coming a deterioration in the quality of our letters ? Never believe it ! First-rate quality in any commodity — material or mental, moral or spiritual — is not to be had for the asking. But pleasant, cheery, happy letters, such letters as — like the quality of mercy — are twice blest ; courteous, graceful letters,...
Page 79 - Woman's Cycle. 2. DINNERS. Ceremonious and Unceremonious, with the Modern Methods of Serving them. By the author of "Social Etiquette of New York.
Page 14 - English," but the penny-a-liners, the reporters of fires and police items ; and yet the worst parts of "newspaper English...
Page 79 - ... especially valuable book, because in no respect do customs change more than in the methods of conducting social and business correspondence. A complete and thorough treatise upon the subject by an entirely competent authority. 5. WEDDINGS. By the author of " Good Form Cards," " Dinners,

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