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The gentlemen's book of etiquette, and manual of politeness; being a complete guide for a gentleman'
Gentleman's Book of Etiquette
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year , by G. Man was not intended to live like a bear or a hermit, apart from others of his own nature, and, philosophy and reason will each agree with me, that man was born for sociability and finds his true delight in society. Society is a word capable of many meanings, and used here in each and all of them. Society, par excellence ; the world at large; the little clique to which he is bound by early ties; the companionship of friends or relatives; even society tete a tete with one dear sympathizing soul, are pleasant states for a man to be in. Taking the word in its most extended view, it is the world; but in the light we wish to impress in our book it is the smaller world of the changing, pleasant intercourse of each city or town in which our reader may chance to abide.
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Some say that believing in gentlemen is like believing in fairy tales. Each day, we are bombarded with negative headlines. Our gentleman goes unnoticed, drowned out by negative noise. Courtesy : polite behavior that shows respect for other people : something that you do because it is polite, kind, etc. Hartley, The Victorians loved to call on history for their inspiration, and so too can we—there is much to learn from them. To Victorians, there was a proper etiquette on how to treat a lady.
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From advice on how to treat ladies, how to behave at a party, and rules for traveling abroad, this handy 19th-century guidebook will provide entertaining nuggets of wisdom Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance?, The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.
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