The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: Being a Complete Guide for a Gentleman's Conduct in All His Relations Towards Society...From the Best French, English, and American Authorities

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Lee and Shepard, 1875 - Etiquette - 332 pages

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How can this not have been reviewed by now? Because there are no more good men. We are almost extinct. No wonder the world is falling apart and America is in turmoil. I think it is time us old School guys tell everybody we told you we were gonna tell you we told you so. Well now we are telling you we told you so. It's too late. You wanted your weird ways. Now you have your weird world. We will die soon, though not soon enough. You will be left with the monstrosity you birthed. Enjoy. Me and Jesus will be fishing while you and Darwin drink the devils urine for tea time in hell. Told ya so. Teach your boys to be good men. 

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Page 45 - Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 326 - Neither a borrower nor a lender be ; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all : to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Page 49 - The man that hails you Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it.
Page 326 - But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd unfledg'd comrade Beware Of entrance to a quarrel but being in Bear it that the opposer may beware of thee...
Page 326 - Give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel ; but do not dull thy palm with entertainment of each new-hatched, unfledged comrade.
Page 48 - For the king knoweth of these things before whom also I speak freely; for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
Page 305 - When an awkward fellow first comes into a room, it is highly probable that his sword gets between his legs and throws him down, or makes him stumble, at least.
Page 307 - Attention will do all this ; and without attention nothing is to be done ; want of attention, which is really want of thought, is either folly or madness. You should not only have attention to everything, but a quickness of attention, so as to observe, at once, all the people in the room ; their motions, their looks, and their words ; and yet without staring at them, and seeming to be an observer.
Page 48 - But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
Page 314 - ... abandon it. A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man's undivided attention is...

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