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Washington"s rules of civility and decent behavior in company and conversation. by George Washington

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Published by W. H. Morrison in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Etiquette -- Early works to 1800

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementA paper found among the early writings of George Washington. Copied from the original with literal exactness, and edited with notes, by J. M. Toner.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
ContributionsToner, Joseph M. 1825-1896, ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE312 .78 1888
The Physical Object
Pagination34 p.
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7013788M
LC Control Number09030979
OCLC/WorldCa5454406

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This little book is the Rules Of Civility & Decent Behavior In Company And Conversation from George Washington's diary. All Rules are present, a modern interpretation is given, and historical notes give quotes, personal information and activities of the time. This concise presentation is interesting and amusing: I especially liked /5(). By age sixteen, George Washington had copied out by hand, rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. They are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in Presumably they were copied out as part of an exercise in penmanship assigned by File Size: KB. The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (Note: Much of the original spelling and punctuation has been retained except where deemed necessary to modernize for easier reading and understanding.) 1. Every action done in company, ought to be with some sign of respect, to those that are present. 2.   The Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (For ease of reading, punctuation and spelling have been modernized.) 1. Every action done in company ought to be with some sign.

We are told that at George Washington wrote down rules under the title "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation." I doubt that anyone would question that he lived his life by these rules/5. Farewell Address, Sept. 19, , in John F Schroeder, ed., Maxims ofWashington (Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Ladies Association, ). ^ George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in company & conversation ist Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present. "Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation" is the title of a list known as a school writing exercise of George Washington, who became the first president of the United States. Most of the rules have been traced to a French etiquette manual written in , titled "Bienséance de la conversation entre les hommes". At some point before the age of sixteen, George Washington copied The Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation in the last ten pages of a book of personal notes. The Rules were a series of maxims that he likely copied to practice penmanship. The rules covered many of the proper social graces of the time period. The rules were derived from an original list of.

George Washington's rules of civility are more than just etiquette. When George Washington--the first president of the United States of America--was about 16 years old, he copied out by hand a list of 'Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation'. The rules are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in the 16th century.   Charles Moore, ed., George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, ), x. Dozens of versions of the Rules of Civility have gone to print. This article relies on the above version by Charles Moore, which also includes facsimiles of the original contained in Washington’s notebook. : George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (Little Books of Wisdom) () by Washington, George and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).   _George Washington's Rules of Civility_ was written by a young teenage Washington as part of a classroom assignment in He copied down, probably dictated by a teacher, the "Rules of Civility". Rules range from the banal to the profound, from the peculiar to the universal/5(5).