Decorum: A Practical Treatise on Etiquette and Dress of the Best American Society

S. L. Louis
Union Publishing House, 1881 - 852 Seiten
Introductory -- Entrance into society -- Introductions -- Salutations -- Social intercourse -- Conversation -- Visits -- Dinner parties and balls -- Street etiquette -- Riding and driving -- Traveling -- Etiquette of public places -- Letter writing -- Courtship and marriage -- Domestic etiquette and duties -- Table etiquette -- Miscellaneous rules of etiquette -- Washington etiquette -- Business -- Anniversary weddings -- Funerals -- Dress -- Harmony of color in dress. Size in relation to dress and color -- The toilette -- Hints on the improvement and display of female beauty -- Servants -- Home decoration -- Amusements -- Etiquette with children -- Etiquette for baptism -- Etiquette of the studio -- Precious stones and finger-rings with sentiments -- Flowers and their sentiments -- Toilet recipes.

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Seite 15 - WHO can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Seite 235 - Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature; and in all causes of passion, admit reason to govern.
Seite 15 - She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Seite 20 - Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3 ORDER Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4 RESOLUTION Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 5 FRUGALITY Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; ie, waste nothing.
Seite 233 - In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming noise, nor drum with your fingers or feet.
Seite 237 - When another speaks, be attentive yourself, and disturb not the audience. If any hesitate in his words, help him not. nor prompt him without being desired; interrupt him not, nor answer him till his speech be ended.
Seite 20 - INDUSTRY Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
Seite 233 - Read no letters, books, or papers in company ; but when there is a necessity for doing it, you must ask leave. Come not near the books or writings of any one so as to read them, unless desired, nor give your opinion of them unasked ; also, look not nigh when another is writing a letter.
Seite 235 - Speak not of doleful things in time of mirth, nor at the table ; speak not of melancholy things, as death and wounds, and if others mention them, change, if you can, the discourse.
Seite 105 - Dancing is in itself a very trifling, silly thing ; but it is one of those established follies to which people of sense are sometimes obliged to conform, and then they should be able to do it well. And though I would not have you a dancer, yet when you do dance I would have you dance well, as I would have you do everything you do well.

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