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

Frost's Laws and By-Laws of American Society

Cover image for

Download


Language: English
Wordcount: 65,537 / 192 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.8
LoC Category: AG
Downloads: 495
mnybks.net#: 2715
Excerpt

de Bouillon, having once possessed the sovereignty of Sedan, was superior to the Duke de la Rochefoucauld, who had never possessed any sovereignty at all; who should give the king his napkin at dinner, and who might have the honor of assisting at the toilet of the queen. The question whether the Duke de Beaufort ought or ought not to enter the council chamber before the Duke de Nemours, and whether, being there, he ought or ought not to sit above him, caused a violent quarrel between the two dukes in 1652, a quarrel which, of course, ended in a duel, and the death of the Duke de Nemours. The equally grave question, whether a duke should sign before a marshal was violently disputed between the Duke de Rohan and one of the marshals of Henry the Fourth, and the king was obliged to interfere in the matter.

These, of course, are but so many instances of the principle of etiquette carried to an extravagant length, and simply prove the danger there is in allowing things of less importance to supersede or take th

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

Debra Salonen
Former award-winning newspaper journalist and bestselling author, Debra Salonen is back with the fun and very romantic Black Hills Rendezvous series. Today she answers our questions on how she chooses names for her characters, what made her pick a sperm donor as lead character for Black Hills Baby and whether she thinks love conquers all.
Read full interview...