Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Manners and Conduct in School and Out

Cover image for

Download


Author: Anonymous
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,262 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.4
LoC Category: GT
Downloads: 2,273
Added to site: 2009.01.06
mnybks.net#: 23024
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Etiquette

How do you develop correct social habits, the habits of a gentleman or a lady? You develop correct social habits just as you develop correct habits in playing ball, or in swimming,--you discover the rules; then you practise, practise, practise. A good general rule is, Do what a kind heart prompts; for,

Politeness is to do and say
The kindest thing in the kindest way.

We earnestly hope this little book may help girls and boys to become happier, more agreeable, and more effective citizens.

Show Excerpt

with the same boy. Do it graciously, explaining that you would like to accept, but must not be selfish. If he is the right sort, he will understand at once, or come to his senses later. If he is offended, don't worry about it; it is not worth while.

6) Pay some kindly attention to the girls who do not dance all of the time. They will feel grateful, your hostess will feel grateful, you will feel better satisfied than if you neglect them.

7) Never refrain from dancing if any girl present is without a partner for that number. To refrain is selfish in you, and discourteous to both the girl and your hostess.

8) Girls, don't quit one of your friends to go and whisper with another. Such an action is sure to be considered unkind and inconsiderate.

9) Train your eye to see how you may add to the enjoyment of all, or of a single one, and act promptly. Incidentally, you thus add to your own enjoyment. Often think of Tennyson's words:--

For manners are not idle, but the fruit Of loyal

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Jennette Green
Jennette Green discovered a love for writing in the second grade. She had stories in her mind that were simply calling to be written. The Kaavl series is one such a story, which has been with her since she was eighteen. As our Author of the Day, Green reveals how many times she rewrote Kaavl Conspiracy, how her books come together and gives a sneak peek into what we can expect from her next.
Read full interview...