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Goops and How to Be Them   By: (1866-1951)

Goops and How to Be Them by Gelett Burgess

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GOOPS AND HOW TO BE THEM

A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating many Juvenile Virtues Both by Precept and Example With Ninety Drawings

By GELETT BURGESS

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NEW YORK Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers

COPYRIGHT, 1900, BY GELETT BURGESS

TWENTY THIRD PRINTING, MAY 9, 1935

Printed in the United States of America

[Illustration: To Agnes who is Not (always) a Goop! ]

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction Page 1 Table Manners I 3 Table Manners II 5 Cleanliness 7 Neatness 9 Courtesy 11 Generosity 13 Consideration 15 Miss Manners 17 Borrowing 19 Memory 21 Books 23 Honesty 25 "Why?" 27 Bed Time 29 Modesty 31 Disfiguration 33 Bravery 35 Tidiness 37 Patience 39 Fortitude 41 George Adolphus 43 Politeness 45 Gentleness 47 Hospitality 49 Pets 51 Remember 53 Curiosity 55 Willy 57 Clothes 59 Helpfulness 61 Quietness 63 Order 65 Teasing 67 Interruption 69 Cry Baby 71 Caution 73 Tardiness 75 Obedience 77 Church Headaches 79 Perseverance 81 Doll Time 83 Combing and Curling 85 Cheerfulness 87

Of these Rhymes, ten first appeared in "St. Nicholas," and are here reprinted by permission of the Century Company.

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INTRODUCTION

Let me introduce a Race Void of Beauty and of Grace, Extraordinary Creatures With a Paucity of Features. Though their Forms are fashioned ill, They have Manners stranger still; For in Rudeness they're Precocious, They're Atrocious, they're Ferocious! Yet you'll learn, if you are Bright, Politeness from the Impolite. When you've finished with the Book, At your Conduct take a Look; Ask yourself, upon the Spot, Are you Goop, or are you Not? For, although it's Fun to See them It is TERRIBLE to Be them!

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