Routledge's manual of etiquette

George Routledge and Sons, 1875 - 250 pages
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Page 96 - And each of the parties shall say to the other, ' I call upon these persons here present to witness that I, AB, do take thee CD to be my lawful wedded wife [or husband.'] Provided also, that there be no lawful impediment to the marriage of such parties.
Page 93 - Authority to grant the same, that he or she believeth that there is no Impediment of Kindred or Alliance, or of any other lawful Cause, nor any Suit commenced in any Ecclesiastical Court, to...
Page 187 - ... to imbue his profession with his own spirit ; and to the effects of his breeding, through but a few transmissions, we may safely trace the extraordinary grandeur of our modern naval history. Down to very near our own times, the toast still lingered on in that gallant service — ' May our officers have the eye of a Hawke and the heart of a Wolfe.
Page 40 - says: " The great secret of talking well is to adapt your conversation as skilfully as may be to your company. Some men make a point of talking commonplace to all ladies alike, as if a woman could only be a trifler. Others, on the contrary, seem to forget in what respects the education of a lady differs from that of a gentleman, and commit the opposite error of conversing on topics with which ladies are seldom acquainted. A woman of sense...
Page 42 - Never talk upon subjects of which you know nothing, unless it be for the purpose of acquiring information. Many young men imagine that because they frequent exhibitions and operas they are qualified judges of art. No mistake is more egregious or universal. Those who introduce anecdotes into their conversation are warned that these should invariably be "short, witty, eloquent, new, and not far-fetched.
Page 7 - slang" is vulgar. It has become of late unfortunately prevalent, and we have known even ladies pride themselves on the saucy chique with which they adopt certain Americanisms, and other cant phrases of the day. Such habits cannot be too severely reprehended. They lower the tone of society and the standard of thought. It is a great mistake to suppose that slang is in any way a substitute for wit.
Page 31 - Unmarried ladies should not accept presents from gentlemen who are neither related nor engaged to them. Presents made by a married lady to a gentleman can only be offered in the joint names of her husband and herself. Married ladies may occasionally accept presents from gentlemen who visit frequently at their houses, and who desire to show their sense of the hospitality which they receive there.
Page 54 - Like every one else, I suppose. I took my spoon in one hand, and my fork in the other — ' "'Your fork! Good heavens! None but a savage eats soup with a fork. But go on. What did you take next?
Page 104 - Then shall they again loose their hands; and the Man shall give unto the Woman a Ring, laying the same upon the book with the accustomed duty to the Priest and Clerk.

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