Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book; A Guide and Manual for Ladies as Regards Their Conversation; Manners; Dress; With Full Instructions and Advice in Letter Writing [!]; Receiving Presents; Incorrect Words

Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book; A Guide and Manual for Ladies as Regards Their Conversation; Manners; Dress; With Full Instructions and Advice in Letter Writing [!]; Receiving Presents; Incorrect Words

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... ran thus: --"Arabella did not cure herself of this fault; but when she grew up, and became an authoress, she never marked her quotations." If your letter is longer than can be comprised in one sheet, number the pages, placing the number near the upper corner. If engaged in a regular correspondence on business or other things, or in writing from a foreign country to your family at home, number not only the pages, but the letter itself, putting that figure in the centre at the top of the first page. Thus, if your friend, having received No. 10, finds the next letter that comes to hand is No. 12, she will know that No. 11 is missing, and will tell you so in her reply. Keep a memorandum of the letters you have sent, that you may know how to number the next. Before commencing a long letter, it is well to put down on a slip of paper, a list of the subjects you intend to write on. Unless to persons living in the same house, do not inclose one letter in another. And even then, it is not always safe to do so. Let each letter be transmitted on its own account, by mail, with its own full direction, and its own post-oflice stamp. We know an instance where the peace of a family was entirely ruined by one of its members suppressing enclosed letters. Confide to no one the delivery of an important letter intended for another person. It is better to trust to the mail, and send a duplicate by the next post. To break the seal of a letter directed to another person is punishable by law. To read secretly the letter of another is morally as felonious. A woman who would act thus meanly is worse than those who apply their eyes or ears to key-holes, or door-cracks, or who listen under windows, or look down from attics upon their neighbours; or who, in...


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Details

Author(s)
Eliza Leslie
Format
Paperback | 82 pages
Dimensions
189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
Publication date
13 Sep 2013
Publisher
Rarebooksclub.com
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1236998138
ISBN13
9781236998132