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The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms

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Author: John A. Cone
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,030 / 88 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64
LoC Category: BJ
Downloads: 3,944
Added to site: 2011.11.03 30955
Genre: Etiquette

A look at how to present yourself to the other sex. Tips on dressing, conversational skills, manners and much more.

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hing, the man who pleases is the man who understands. It does not matter much to a woman whether a man has great and brilliant thoughts of his own, if he comprehends her wishes and her feelings, as well as her thoughts. He should, if he desires to please, make a careful study of that mysterious and complex thing--a woman's nature. He must understand that it is of a finer fibre than his own; that it is sensitive and easily hurt. He should have sentiment, but not be a sentimentalist. He will be wise, indeed, if he can skilfully draw the line between the two things. "Sentiment is divine: sentimentalism absurd." He should be able to say much in little and he must not be a chatterer. A woman who talks too much becomes tiresome; a man who is an aimless talker is an intolerable bore to both sexes.

Few men understand a woman. They do not look at things from her point of view, and, therefore, do not realize to what extent civilized life has permitted her to assume that convention of manner and those civilities



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