The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness FULL AUDIOBOOK by Florence Hartley



A gem our culture would benefit from. Not only for ladies, but gentlemen as well. Published in 1860.

Published on Mar 25, 2015 by Free Ebooks

8 thoughts on “The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness FULL AUDIOBOOK by Florence Hartley

      1. #1, as I said, not for ladies only. The introduction and first chapter are universal protocols of etiquette.
        “True politeness will be found, its basis in the human heart, the same in all these varied scenes and situations, but the outward forms of etiquette will vary everywhere. Even in the same scene, time will alter every form, and render the exquisite polish of last year, obsolete rudeness next year.

        “Politeness, being based upon real kindness of heart, cannot exist where there is selfishness or brutality to warp its growth. It is founded upon love of the neighbor, and a desire to be beloved, and to show love. Thus, where such pure, noble feelings do not exist, the mere forms of politeness become hypocrisy and deceit.”

        “It is founded upon love of the neighbor, and a desire to be beloved, and to show love.”
        Had generations past and present applied the above statement this nation would look completely different, as our concerns would not have been only for the immediate self fulfillment, but for family, and neighbor, which would encompass society entirely. Remember, “I’m spending my children’s inheritance.” This idea is NOT considering family or neighbor.
        Like Henry said, “As I said, there has been a serious failure of every generation for about a hundred and fifty years to enforce our law and protect our liberty.” “Respect, that is what we need here.” http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/dont-call-millennials-theyre-generation-hopeless/202341

        #1, perhaps you can relate to this in light of your comment to galen about only having a female roommate if she was a Trencher.

        “Independent of the strength and polish given to the mind by a thorough course of reading, there is another reason why a lady should devote some portion of her time to it; she cannot do without it. She may, lacking this, pass through life respectably, even elegantly; but she cannot take her part in a communing with superior minds; she may enjoy, in wondering, the radiance of their intelligence; but the wondering must be composed, in part, of amazement at her own folly, in not having herself sought out the treasure concealed in the fathomless depths of books. She cannot truly enjoy society, with this art neglected. She may, for a few brief years, be the ornament of the drawing-room; but it must be, like many other ornaments there, in still life; she can never be the companion of the intellectual; and the time is gone by, when women, with all their energies excited, will be contented to be the mere plaything of brother, husband, or father.”

  1. Ohhhhhhh Katie … Bless you Dear Sister)

    It is so ‘very rare’ that we see a real Lady of Grace and Eloquence anymore;~(((

    1. GrayRider,
      This series is so delightful and a worthy aim to set the heart upon, and the heart (inner part of the being) to possess these Christ like refinements.
      Wifes, mothers, granddaughters, daughters even men and boys will benefit.
      Glad you appreciated this post.

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