A Guide To Youth; Or The Christian Philosopher's Lessons On Moral Duties, Virtue, And Etiquette

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byLeon De Landfort

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1856 Excerpt: ... ETIQUETTE. CHAPTER I. CONVERSATION. My Child.--Literature, History, Geography, Music, Drawing, and Botany, have been the early studies of thine infancy. Now, what profit will these studies yield, and how wilt thou obtain it? This duty naturally presents itself: That of putting in practice the knowledge which thou possessest, of extending it by prudent exercise, and of giving it the impress of thine own judgment. That is to say, as soon as it is time to break off entirely thy former life of childish play and thoughtless pleasure, and to live the grave and reflective life of the world, thou must no longer accept things without deeply investigating them, compelling thy reason to ascertain their nature; for people of society have to use their judgment and to throw light upon a subject by discussing it. This is more than sufficient to prove that the profit at which thou aiinest will be realized, since reason will lead thee through life; and that it is of the utmost importance (under the penalty of passing for an empty mind), that the opinion which thou mayest have to express on any given subject, should be always pronounced after due reflection, and never with the slightest taint of frivolity; carefully avoiding to mix thyself up in any subject that is beyond thy powers. The attention of ladies is particularly called to this last observation. Those special subjects are meant which can be properly treated of only by men of a superior class, who are versed in science, and thoroughly masters of all that is of the highest interest to mankind. Let it, then, be understood that ladies, whatever may be their talent, can rarely converse on the exalted questions of social economy and legislature, when so few men are truly capable of doing it. God forbid that this should c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1856 Excerpt: ... ETIQUETTE. CHAPTER I. CONVERSATION. My Child.--Literature, History, Geography, Music, Drawing, and Botany, have been the early s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217670091

ISBN - 13:9780217670098

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