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Social Life

or, The Manners and Customs of Polite Society

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Author: Maud C. Cooke
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 152,843 / 456 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: BJ
Downloads: 2,696
Added to site: 2009.06.01
mnybks.net#: 24336
Genre: Etiquette

CONTAININGTHE RULES OF ETIQUETTE FOR ALL OCCASIONS ANDFORMING A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELF-CULTUREIN CONVERSATION, DRESS, DEPORTMENT,CORRESPONDENCE, THE CARE OFCHILDREN AND THE HOME.

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forgiveness yourself.

"6. Never retort a sharp or angry word. It is the second word that makes the quarrel.

"7. Beware of the first disagreement.

"8. Learn to speak in a gentle tone of voice.

"9. Learn to say kind and pleasant things when opportunity offers.

"10. Study the characters of those with whom you come in contact, and sympathize with them in all their troubles, however small.

"11. Do not neglect little things if they can affect the comfort of others in the smallest degree.

"12. Avoid moods, and pets, and fits of sulkiness.

"13. Learn to deny yourself and prefer others.

"14. Beware of meddlers and tale-bearers.

"15. Never charge a bad motive, if a good one is conceivable."

Courtesy, charity and love are one, and, when all good deeds are done the warning comes: "If ye have not charity" all is naught. Therefore:

"A sweet, attractive kind of grace, A full assurance given by looks, Continual comfort in a face, The lineame

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