Lord Chesterfield's Advice to His Son, on Men and Manners; Or, a New System of Education. in Which the Principles of Politeness, the Art of Acquiring a Knowledge of the World, with Every Instruction Necessary to Form a Man of Honour,

Lord Chesterfield's Advice to His Son, on Men and Manners; Or, a New System of Education. in Which the Principles of Politeness, the Art of Acquiring a Knowledge of the World, with Every Instruction Necessary to Form a Man of Honour,

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...the mob, and degrading to a gentleman. KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD. Wo should endeavour to hoard up, while we are young a great-stock of kuowledg-e; for though during-that time of dissipation, we may not have occasion to spend much of it, yet a time will come when we shall want it to maintain us. The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. Books alone will never teach it you; but they will suggest many things to your observation, which might otherwise escape you; and your own observations upon mankind, when compared with those which you will find in books, will help you to fix the true point. v t69. di sospirar forte, di un aifettato tremi to di corpo, di stare a bocea a per ta, e di molt'altre cose gia mentovate, che souo imitazioni di maniere volgari e sewnvenienti ad un gentiluomo. COGN'IZIONE DEL MONDO. Dovremmo procurare d'accumuler da giovane un gran fondo di cognizione, poiche se in quell'eta di dissipazione non possiamo fame grand'uso, pur verra che ne avremo bisogno per far buona Ggura. La cognizione del mondo s' acquista nel mondo, e non nella nostra camera di studio. 1 hbri soli non V istruiranno mai, a suggeriranno molle cose alla vostra osservazione, che altrimenti potrebbero sfuggirvi dalla riflessioae, e le vostre osservazioni sul genere amano, quando le paragonerete con quelle che troverete nei libri, vi ajuteranno a fissare il ero punto. To know mankind well - requires full as much attention and application as to know books, and, it may be, more sagacity and discernment, lam, at this time, acquainted with many elderly people, who have all passed their whole lives in the great world, but with such levity and inattention, that they know no more of it, now than they did at...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522478
  • 9781236522474