Everyday Manners for American Boys and Girls

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Macmillan, 1922 - Etiquette - 115 pages
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Instructions on proper etiquette in common situations at home, in school, in public places, and in business.

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Page 83 - And yet it never was in my soul To play so ill a part : But evil is wrought by want of Thought, As well as want of Heart...
Page 30 - Neither a borrower nor a lender be ; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Page 14 - Before the Barn-door crowing. The Cock by Hens attended, His Eyes around him throwing, Stands for a while suspended. Then One he singles from the Crew, And cheers the happy Hen; With how do you do, and how do you do, And how do you do again.
Page v - We go forth all to seek America. And in the seeking we create her. In the quality of our search shall be the nature of the America that we create.
Page v - ... which, says the old proverb, " make the man : " but which are the woman herself ; because with her — who acts more by emotion than by calculation — manners are the outward and visible tokens of her inward and spiritual grace, or disgrace ; and flow instinctively, whether good or bad, from the instincts of her inner nature. True, Nausicaa could neither read nor write. No more, most probably, could the author of the Odyssey. No more, for that matter, could Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, though...
Page 1 - The Goops they lick their fingers and the Goops they lick their knives ; They spill their broth on the table cloth — Oh, they lead disgusting lives.
Page v - Bible wherein to believe. For my part, I should like to make every man, woman, and child whom I meet discontented with themselves, even as I am discontented with myself. I should like to awaken in them, about their physical, their intellectual, their moral condition, that divine discontent which is the parent, first of upward aspiration, and then of self-control, thought, effort, to fulfil that aspiration even in part.
Page 22 - 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 11 - Knowing the right thing to do is very different from being able to do it when the need arises. Good table manners come only from continual practice of the right way of doing things. In our own homes is the right place to learn, by carefully observing good form at every meal.
Page 3 - When you put down your spoon, if soup plates are used, leave the spoon in the plate. If bouillon cups are used instead, never leave the spoon in the cup, but put it in the saucer.

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