The Ladies' Book  of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness by Florence HartleyThe Ladies' Book  of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness by Florence Hartley

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

byFlorence Hartley

Paperback | August 9, 2015

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Politeness, founded upon such a rule, becomes the expression, in graceful manner, of social virtues. The spirit of politeness consists in a certain attention to forms and ceremonies, which are meant both to please others and ourselves, and to make others pleased with us; a still clearer definition may be given by saying that politeness is goodness of heart put into daily practice; there can be no true politeness without kindness, purity, singleness of heart, and sensibility.Many believe that politeness is but a mask worn in the world to conceal bad passions and impulses, and to make a show of possessing virtues not really existing in the heart; thus, that politeness is merely hypocrisy and dissimulation. Do not believe this; be certain that those who profess such a doctrine are practising themselves the deceit they condemn so much. Such people scout politeness, because, to be truly a lady, one must carry the principles into every circumstance of life, into the family circle, the most intimate friendship, and never forget to extend the gentle courtesies of life to every one.
Title:The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of PolitenessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:August 9, 2015Publisher:Omnia Veritas LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910220604

ISBN - 13:9781910220603

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