Etiquette, Health and Beauty

Etiquette, Health and Beauty : A Hand-Book for Popular Use, Comprising the Usages of the Best Society, a Manual of Social Etiquette; And Talks with Homely Girls on Health and Beauty (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Etiquette, Health and Beauty: A Hand-Book for Popular Use, Comprising the Usages of the Best Society, a Manual of Social Etiquette; And Talks With Homely Girls on Health and Beauty Society, like any other complex organization, must ad opt a code of rules for its proper management and mainte nance, and these laws must find their authority in their per fection of adaptability for attaining certain ends. The laws of etiquette, though they may sometimes appear trivial, all have a firm basis in some consideration of good taste, de cency, modesty or common sense; and every refinement of ceremony which fashionable society can invent tends to _ncrease the security and stability of the social system. Whatever enjoyment we obtain from society, from that ag glomeration of morning calls, breakfasts, dinner parties, luncheons, evening entertainments, prolonged visits, rides. Drives, operas, theaters, and all which go to make up the business of gay life, and some portion of which enters into all life; whatever enjoyment we obtain from our daily inter course With others, is possible only through our obedience to the laws of that etiquette which governs the whole ma chinery, keeps every cog and wheel in place, at its own work, which prevents jostling, and carries all things along comfortably to their consummation. Instead then of regarding the understanding of these laws as a trivial thing, we should rather look to see if observance of them will not lead the way to a still higherlevel of life and manners. For we may rest assured that etiquette, placing every individual, as it does, on the plane of sovereignty, never forgetting his rights and dignities, giving him his own place, and keeping others out of it, regarding always, as it will be found to do. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 526g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243250371
  • 9780243250370