At Home and Abroad: Or, How to Behave

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Evans and Brittan, 1853 - Etiquette - 165 pages
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Page 9 - Politeness is to do and say The kindest thing in the kindest way.
Page v - Politeness, is to do and say, The kindest things in the kindest way.
Page 10 - All things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.
Page 62 - as a business man walks along the street. Too short steps detract from dignity very much, forming a mincing pace; too long steps are masculine. Some walk upon the ball of the foot- very flatly and clumsily; others come down upon the heel as though a young elephant
Page 28 - is so entirely a sensual, animal gratification, that unless it is conducted with much delicacy, it becomes unpleasant to others. To open the mouth wide, pick
Page 28 - Again, I have met persons who suck the air through their teeth with a loud noise. This is done by such as have hollow and decayed teeth, and particles of food lodge in them, and trouble, or give them pain ; but they should find some way of removing the annoyance, without disturbing their
Page 131 - I claim your attention again, young friends, to a subject which is often very erroneously considered by persons of your age ? I have referred to it frequently; it is based on the golden rule, and it is for the consideration of the girl in the embroidered muslin, as much as for her in the calico dress
Page 17 - If you have acquired the habit of drinking tea and coffee, do not pour them out into the saucer to cool: saucers were made to hold the cup; they are not properly shaped for drinking. Never blow your tea, or coffee, or any of your food; it sends your breath into the faces of those near you.
Page 28 - Sometimes people get a habit of spitting—which they do with much noise, as though it gave them an air of importance. The inhabitants of the United States are notorious for it. It accompanies the bad custom of smoking, or chewing tobacco—and it is one of the disagreeable and painful consequences of a bad cold, or of some diseases. That
Page 62 - a stoop called the Grecian bend, and when they are thirty, will pass well, unless the face be seen, for fifty years old.

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