Lessons on Manners

Lessons on Manners
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Lessons on Manners by Edith E. Wiggin

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We should never stare at windows of private houses, and never point at any person. Another rude thing often done is to ask a ride of a stranger, or, worse still, to steal one by jumping on his carriage without asking.

If we see those who are lame or deformed, we should not call attention to them, or look at them ourselves in a way to remind them of their infirmities.

If strangers inquire the way of us, we should answer their questions politely. We should give directions with clearness, and cheerfully go out of our way to point out a street or building. Sometimes we see on the street persons from the country, who seem bewildered by the noise and bustle, and uncertain which way to go. In such cases, especially if they are old or infirm, we should ask in a kind way if we can be of service; and we should be glad to help them out of their difficulty, even if it costs us time and trouble. The following incident illustrates this street politeness:--

"As I was walking along a street of a

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