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CHAPTER II.

MANNERS.

Good manners as an element of worldly success-Manner an index of

character-The true gentleman-The true lady-Importance of
trifles — Value of pleasing manners – Personal appearance
enhanced and fortunes made by pleasing manners-Politeness
the outgrowth of good manners . . . . . . .

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CHAPTER III.

INTRODUCTIONS.

Acquaintances thus formed-Promiscuous, informal and casual intro.

ductions-Introduction of a gentleman to a lady and a lady to a
gentleman-Introduction at a ball—The manner of introduction
Introducing relatives — Obligatory introductions - Salutations

acter introduction-Introducing one's self-Letters of introduc-

tion-How they are to be delivered-Duty of a person to whom

a letter of introduction is addressed-Letters of introduction for

business purposes

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CHAPTER VI.

ETIQUETTE ON VISITING.

General invitations not to be accepted—The limit of a prolonged visit

-Duties of a visitor-Duties of the host or hostess—True hospi.

tality-Leave-taking-Invitations to guests-Forbearance with

children-Guests making presents – Treatment of a host's

friends . . . . . . . . . .

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CHAPTER VII.

ETIQUETTE OF CARDS.

Visiting and calling cards—Their size and style-Wedding cards,

Leaving cards in calling-Cards for mother and daughter-

Cards not to be set in envelopes to return formal calls-Glazed

cards not in fashion-P. P. C. cards-Cards of congratulation-

When sent-Leave cards in making first calls of the season and

after invitations-Mourning cards-Christmas and Easter cards

-Cards of condolence-Bridegroom's card . . .

CHAPTER VIII.

CONVERSATION.

Character revealed by conversation-Importance of conversing well

-Children should be trained to talk well-Cultivation of the
memory – Importance of remembering names-How Henry
Clay acquired this habit - Listening – Writing down one's
thoughts-Requisites for a good talker-Vulgarisms-Flippancy
-Sympathizing with another-Bestowing compliments-Slang
-Flattery--Scandal and gossip--Satire and ridicule-Religion
and politics to be avoided--Bestowing of titles-Interrupting
another while talking --Adaptability in conversation-Correct
use of words--Speaking one's mind--Profanity-Display of
knowledge-Double entendres-Impertinent questions--Things
to be avoided in conversation-Hobbies--Fault-finding--Dis-
putes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CHAPTER XVII.

WEDDING ETIQUETTE.

Choice of bridemaids and groomsmen or ushers—The bridal costume

Costumes of bridegroom and ushers—Presents of the bride and
bridegroom-Ceremonials at church when there are no bride-

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