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Good Manners for All Occasions (Paperback) Loot Price: R351
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Good Manners for All Occasions (Paperback): Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster
Good Manners for All Occasions (Paperback): Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster

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Good Manners for All Occasions (Paperback)

Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FOREWORD A Book is the better for a preface, just as a house is the finer for a porch. People sometimes tell me they omit reading an author's preface. How can they be so rude? They might as well omit a bow when introduced to a new acquaintance. I make a point of reading the prefaces written by other people, and, Gentle Reader, I am sure you will read mine. This book is a plain-spoken treatise or talk on the ways in vogue in good society, the society to which you and I belong. It is a friendly book, and it will fit into any hour of leisure a busy woman may happen to have. A busy man may find something in it for him, too, if he take the trouble to look. Like little Jack Horner, you may put in your thumb and pull out a plum anywhere in this particular pie. Some books are offended if you do not approach them with grave looks, and give them your close attention. They turn a cold shoulder on you if you lose your place. They demand that you give yourself up to them wholly. Other books do not mind if you run into their shelter when you can, and stay until somebody calls you from upstairs, "Mother, mother, hurry here, please," or from downstairs, "Please come soon, dearest; the syrup has boiled over in the oven " This is that sort of book. It has a message for you, and you may listen and consider, and maybe learn a little lesson or two by heart, precisely when it is most convenient to yourself. Some books are out of place except on the stateliest shelf in the library. Some books are proud and haughty and not satisfied except on the parlor table. Other books like to stay where you stay, and slip down beside you while you sew, or lie near you on a stand in the sitting room, among the flowers and the homely furniture, and near the baby's cradle. This is that sort of book, t...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55458-2
Barcode: 9781150554582
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-55458-4

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