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Perfect Behavior

Perfect Behavior by Donald Ogden Stewart
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A humorous guide to manners and etiquette for ladies and gentlemen in a social "crises," published in 1922. (Introduction by Samanem)

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PERFECT BEHAVIOR

By Donald Ogden Stewart

A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises

Those who are not self possessed obtrude and pain us. EMERSON

PERFECT BEHAVIOR

A parody outline of etiquette by the Author of "A Parody Outline of History"

The perfect gentleman is he who never unintentionally causes pain. OLD PROVERB

TO THE BRIDEGROOM WHOSE WEDDING WAS RUINED BECAUSE THE BRIDE CAME DOWN THE AISLE ON THE RIGHT INSTEAD OF THE LEFT ARM OF HER FATHER With Deepest Sympathy

CONTENTS

Chapter I. THE ETIQUETTE OF COURTSHIP A Few Words about Love Curious Incident in a Yellow Taxicab A Silly Girl Correct Introductions and how to Make Them A Well Known Congressman's Ludicrous Mistake in a Turkish Bath Cards and Flowers Flowers and their Message in Courtship "A Clean Tooth Never Decays" Receiving an Invitation to Call The Etiquette of Telephoning A Telephone Girl's Horrible End Making the First Call Conversation and Some of its Uses A Proper Call The Proposal Proper The Proposal Improper What Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Said to the ex Clergyman's Niece... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 14, 2015
Subject: Perfect Behavior
Very enjoyable....great reader!...I know I will listen to this again.
Reviewer: - February 4, 2013
Subject: superb voice
The voice on this person – (Dennis Smith) is superb and makes the book much more enjoyable than someone else who may not understand the use of a well placed pause - or change of inflection.


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