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How to Behave: A Manual of Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Habits Embracing an Exposition of the Principles of Good Manners (Paperback)

How to Behave: A Manual of Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Habits Embracing an Exposition of the Principles of Good Manners By Samuel Roberts Wells Cover Image
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This is an honest and earnest little book, if it has no other merit; and has been prepared expressly for the use of the young people of our great Republic, whom it is designed to aid in becoming, what we are convinced they all desire to be, true American ladies and gentlemen.

Desiring to make our readers something better than mere imitators of foreign manners, often based on social conditions radically different from our own-something better than imitators of any manners, in fact, we have dwelt at greater length and with far more emphasis upon general principles, than upon special observances, though the latter have their place in our work.

It has been our first object to impress upon their minds the fact, that good manners and good morals rest upon the same basis, and that justice and benevolence can no more be satisfied without the one than without the other.

As in the other numbers of this series of Hand-Books, so in this, we have aimed at usefulness rather than originality; but our plan being radically different from that of most other manuals of etiquette, we have been able to avail ourself to only a very limited extent of the labors of others, except in the matter of mere conventional forms.

Sensible of the imperfections of our work, but hoping that it will do some acceptable service in the cause of good manners, and aid, in a humble way, in the building up of a truly American and republican school of politeness, we now submit it, with great deference, to a discerning public.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781835521328
ISBN-10: 1835521320
Publisher: Bookado
Publication Date: February 16th, 2024
Pages: 152
Language: English