Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751 by Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl Of Chesterfield

Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751

byPhilip Dormer Stanhope Earl Of Chesterfield

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MY DEAR FRIEND: By your letter of the 5th, N. S. , I find that your 'debut' at Paris has been a good one; you are entered into good company, and I dare say you will, not sink into bad. Frequent the houses where you have been once invited, and have none of that shyness which makes most of your countrymen strangers, where they might be intimate and domestic if they pleased. Wherever you have a general invitation to sup when you please, profit of it, with decency, and go every now and then. Lord Albemarle will, I am sure, be extremely kind to you, but his house is only a dinner house; and, as I am informed, frequented by no French people. Should he happen to employ you in his bureau, which I much doubt, you must write a better hand than your common one, or you will get no credit by your manuscripts; for your hand is at present an illiberal one; it is neither a hand of business nor of a gentleman, but the hand of a school-boy writing his exercise, which he hopes will never be read.
Title:Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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