Manners and Social Usages

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Harper & brothers, 1918 - Etiquette - 360 pages
 

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Page 276 - How much lies in Laughter: the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man! Some men wear an everlasting barren simper ; in the smile of others lies a cold glitter as of ice: the fewest are able to laugh, what can be called laughing, but only sniff and titter and snigger from the throat outwards ; or at best, produce some whiffling husky cachinnation, as if they were laughing through wool: of none such comes good.
Page 300 - If a match fail to keep its place on the green, and lose in distance more than one clear hole on those in front, it may be passed, on request being made.
Page 325 - You would be, sweet madam, if your miseries were in the same abundance as your good fortunes are : and yet, for aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing.
Page 300 - No player, caddie, or onlooker should move or talk during a stroke. 3. No player should play from the tee until the party in front have played their second strokes and are out of range, nor play up to the putting-green till the party in front have holed out and moved away.
Page 193 - To accomplish this, he must have the genius of tact to perceive, and the genius of finesse to execute; ease and frankness of manner; a knowledge of the world that nothing can surprise; a calmness of temper that nothing can disturb; and a kindness of disposition that can never be exhausted.
Page 99 - With ardour as intense, as pure, As when, amidst the rites divine, I took thy troth, and plighted mine, To thee, sweet girl, my second ring A token and a pledge I bring : With this I wed, till death us part, Thy riper virtues to my heart ; Those virtues which, before untried, The wife has added to the bride : Those virtues, whose progressive claim, Endearing wedlock's very name, My soul enjoys, my song approves, For conscience
Page 300 - The player who has the honor should be allowed to play before his opponent tees his ball. 5. Players who have holed out should not try their putts over again when other players are following them. 6. Players looking for a lost ball must allow other matches coming up to pass them. 7. On request being made, a three-ball match must allow a single, threesome, or foursome to pass.
Page 62 - Marriage comes in on the thirteenth day of January, and at Septuagesima Sunday it is out again until Low Sunday ; at which time it comes in again, and goes not out until Rogation Sunday : thence it is forbidden until Trinity Sunday, from whence it is uuforbidden until Advent Sunday; but then it goes out, and comes not in until the thirteenth of January next following.
Page 198 - Oranges should be peeled, and cut or separated, as the diner chooses. Grapes should be eaten from behind the half-closed hand, the stones and skin falling into the hand unobserved, and thence to the plate. Never swallow the stones of small fruits; it is extremely dangerous. The pineapple is almost the only fruit which requires both knife and fork, although it is now thought better to use both when eating peaches, pears, and bananas. So much has the fork come into use of late that a wit observed that...
Page 304 - An umpire shall not give his opinion, or notice any error that may be made, unless appealed to by one of the players. The decision of an umpire, when appealed to, shall be final. The duties of an umpire are — (a) To decide matters in dispute during the game, if appealed to.

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