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This book is intended to allow its readers to access the guidelines of etiquette that allow them to be of the "best society," which the author states "is not a fellowship of the wealthy, nor does it seek to exclude those who are not of exalted birth; but it is an association of gentle-folk, of which good form in speech, charm of manner, knowledge of the social amenities and instinctive consideration for the feelings of others, are the credentials by which society the world over recognizes its chosen members." The book has several illustrations throughout.
This portion of the etiquette guide includes descriptions for introductions, greetings, courtesies, street etiquette, public gatherings, conversation, phrases and pronunciation, community, cards and visits, and accepting and declining invitations. It also addresses the "well-appointed" house, teas and afternoon parties, and formal dinners.
Funk & Wagnalls
New York, NY
etiquette, manners, ethics, best society, high society, introductions, greetings, salutations, courtesies, street manners, public gatherings, conversations, speaking, discourse, words, phrases, visits, calling cards, invitations, declining invitations, housekeeping, teas, dinners
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Manners and customs in literature; Etiquette; Funk and Wagnalls Company; Ethics; Etiquette--United States; Introductions; Conversation; Social stationery; Housekeeping; Dinners and dining
Post, Emily, "Etiquette: In Society, In Business, In Politics and at Home (Part One)" (1922). Mother Home & Heaven. 105.