The Perfect gentleman ;
or, Etiquette and eloquence. A book of information and instruction for those who desire to become brilliant or conspicuous in general society, or at parties, dinners, or popular gatherings. Containing model speeches for all occasions, with directions how to deliver them. 500 toasts and sentiments for everybody, and their proper mode of introduction. How to use wine at table, with rules for judging the quality of wine, and rules for carving. Etiquette ; or, proper behavior in company, with an American code of politeness for every occasion ; and etiquette at Washington. Remarkable wit and conversation at table, etc., etc. To which are added, the duties of chairmen of public meetings, and rules for the orderly conduct thereof, together with valuable hints and examples for drawing up preambles and resolutions.
By a gentleman.
New York, Dick & Fitzgerald [c1860]
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