|07-03-2008, 07:53 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Oct 2006
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Germain, Walter: The Complete Bachelor, v1 3 Jul 2008
Manners for Men first published 1896.
From the Preface:
I suppose a book of this character needs some excuse. The world is full of volumes written on etiquette, and, in adding another to the number, my plea for filling the want long felt may seem ridiculous. But I have an excellent reason, and that is, that in all treatises of this character I have found the bachelor sadly neglected.
For many years, while conducting the query or "agony department" in Vogue, I received letters from all parts of the United States asking for information on certain details of etiquette which seem to have been overlooked by the compilers or writers of etiquette manuals. My correspondents always wanted these questions answered from the New York standpoint. All this I have endeavored to do in this volume. I have devoted a chapter to sports. In this I have made no attempt to give the rules of the various pastimes therein enumerated. I have simply jotted down some points which I hope may be of use to the outsider.
|07-03-2008, 08:03 PM||#2|
zeldinha zippy zeldissima
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Paris, France
Device: eb1150 & is that a nook in her pocket, or she just happy to see you?
oh boy, this should be good... thanks Madame B.
|07-04-2008, 04:29 AM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2007
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"Bachelors, whose incomes are of all sizes and conditions, can have some kind of a country house."
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