The Principles Of Courtesy; With Hints And Observations Of Manners And Habits

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byGeorge Winfred Hervey

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. TRAVELLING. The art oi travelling it is difficult to acquire. In journeying, the Christian is united with his companions by peculiar relations, and the duties he owes to them vary with the most minute circumstances. When he travels in public conveyances, he meets with persons of every kind and condition, among whom he must sustain his character, not only as a man, but also as a Christian. When travelling as a man of business and passing over his route with the utmost speed, he is liable to be less attentive to the means of grace, and to relax his habits of watchfulness and prayer than when he is at home. With a view to economize time, he sometimes travels in the night, when he is asleep, or if awake, drowsy and restless. If he journeys by day, he may generally be distinguished from those who travel for other objects, by his unsocial and retiring mood. He is in danger of indulging impatience and fretfulness, upon the slightest annoyance from his fellows, or from servants who may be more wakeful and noisy than himself. Accidents and delays, extortions and neglects, are additional occasions of irritation and complaint. Hence he needs the safeguard of a devotional spirit, else he will dishonor his profession and misrepresent religion. The Christian who travels for other purposes than those of business, while he is liable in common with the man of business to become the victim of petty vexations, he is also exposed to temptations from another quarter. Among other bad habits he is in danger of contracting, are those of indolence. If he is not accompanied by acquaintance with whom he may pass his time in conversation, he will be inclined to waste his time in vagaries and reveries. It is now that the tempter finds easy access to his heart, inducing hi...

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. TRAVELLING. The art oi travelling it is difficult to acquire. In journeying, the Christian is united with his comp...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217366104

ISBN - 13:9780217366106

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