Letters to Young People Single and Married, Re-Written by an English Editor After Timothy Titcomb

Letters to Young People Single and Married, Re-Written by an English Editor After Timothy Titcomb

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...and to shopkeepers in their shops, with a harshness that would not be endured in a man. Men become hardened to this kind of thing, and expect it; and very naturally choose those who suspect them, nay, sometimes accuse them, of cheating--who chaffer, and cheapen, and find fault--for the victims of their sharpest operations. A young lady who treats every man with whom she trades as a gentleman, giving him her confidence, and throwing herself upon his honour and generosity, stands the best possible chance of being fairly dealt by. I except certain personages; let me cite, for example, fortune-tellers, push ing pedlars, and spurious missionaries, but you may close a bargain with such persons before entering into any business topics, and may do this without loss of self-respect. If you should see that a man designs to cheat you, it is not ladylike to put yourself upon a footing with him, and undeitake to extort a bargain from him. Dismiss htm with a word. You cannot afford to waste your time and trouble upon him. But remember that because a man has a thing to sell--because he stands behind a counter, or drives a cart, he is not necessarily no gentleman. As a general rule all the world through these men deserve the same considerate politeness at your hands as if they were in your house. You have no right to banter them. You have no right to suspect them--to say harsh things to them--to depreciate their wares, and to place them practically in the position of knaves and sharpers. It is not ladylike of you to put their politeness to the test. They will not insult you, it is true, but in that very reticence they vindicate their claim to your good opinion and polite treatment. You may get the credit with them of being sharp, hard customers, but they...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989163
  • 9781236989161