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The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/15(Sun)04:36 No. 2637
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I submit to you fine fellows a resource of unparalleled virtue. One may acquire the text of this volume with ease, as it is in the public domain and archived below.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39293

Let us discuss the wisdom contained herein.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/17(Tue)10:22 No. 2641

Having read the introduction, I agree wholeheartedly with its ultimate assertion. The specifics of etiquette may vary from situation, but in any setting one may know a gentleman by his demeanor, whether in a formal or casual environment.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/18(Wed)17:05 No. 2645

If you need to read a book on being a gentleman you are not a gentleman.
I would compare you to a certain character described in the first chapter of Uncle Tom's Cabin


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Sophisticated Gentleman 13/12/21(Sat)09:33 No. 2648

>>2645

I do not hold such a pessimistic view, good sir. I believe there is always hope for one to better oneself, even if one has started out a tad unrefined. Of course, if one simply uses such a book as a laundry list from which to select behavioral trappings to drape oneself with in imitation of a gentleman, that does not make one a gentleman. But that does not mean that every one who edifies himself with such a resource is this sort of person.

In addition, the book provides a window into the finer points of the gentlemanly demeanor of yesteryear which is of historical value to those so inclined.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/01/15(Wed)17:40 No. 2667

>>2648
Good sir, you have hit the proverbial nail on the head. A gentleman is defined by his behavior - true manners and grace cannot be faked, but an already mannered and graceful personality can be enhanced by education in the aforementioned.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/05/10(Sat)20:51 No. 2778

>>2645

with all do respect, but no man was born perfect and it was the times when a boy ha to learn manners, education and etegrity to develope into a fine gentlemen. wich is a shame for today society that does seem to neglect the basic human manners posible


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/05/24(Sat)22:41 No. 2785

>>2778

Indeed. A mastery of decorum does not happen by accident, it must be taught.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/05/30(Fri)07:02 No. 2789

>>2645
Seconded, and apt reference appreciated.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/04(Fri)01:50 No. 2824

>>2778
One ought to learn manners, yes, but as a child


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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/07(Mon)04:50 No. 2826

>>2824
Yet there will be always those poor few with not the upbringing for it, who would help them if not for this book?



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