The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion: Or, Familiar Letters to His Nephews, Containing Rules of Etiquette, Directions for the Formation of Character, Etc., Etc

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Derby & Jackson, 1857 - Etiquette - 480 pages

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Contents

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xvii
III
35
V
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VI
85
VII
120
VIII
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IX
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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Page 288 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen ; But, seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 207 - The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! X.
Page 216 - Along the lawn, where scatter'd hamlets rose, Unwieldy wealth and cumbrous pomp repose; And every want to luxury allied, And every pang that folly pays to pride.
Page 225 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
Page 142 - Hues which have words, and speak to ye of heaven, Floats o'er this vast and wondrous monument, And shadows forth its glory. There is given Unto the things of earth, which Time hath bent, A spirit's feeling, and where he hath leant His hand, but broke his scythe, there is a power And magic...
Page 118 - Here woman reigns ; the mother, daughter, wife, Strews with fresh flowers the narrow way of life. In the clear heaven of her delightful eye An angel guard of loves and graces lie ; Around her knees domestic duties meet, And fireside pleasures gambol at her feet.
Page 438 - ... hopes vanish ; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights ; awakens life even in death, and from corruption and...
Page 291 - As in smooth oil the razor best is whet, So wit is by politeness sharpest set : Their want of edge from their offence is seen ; Both pain us least when exquisitely keen.
Page 438 - I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others ; not genius, power, wit, or fancy : but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and, I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing...
Page 431 - No man is born into the world, whose work Is not born with him; there is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will; And blessed are the horny hands of toil! The busy world shoves angrily aside The man who stands with arms akimbo set, Until occasion tells him what to do; And he who waits to have his task marked out Shall die and leave his errand unfulfilled.

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