George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour
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George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour by George Washington
Book DescriptionCopied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington's 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The first English edition of these rules was available in Francis Hawkins' Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which appeared in 1640, and it is from work that Washington seems to have copied. The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of this text. However much he may have simplified them, these precepts had a strong influence on Washington, who aimed to always live by them. The rules focus on self-respect and respect for others through details of etiquette. The rules offer pointers on such issues as how to dress, walk, eat in public, and address one's superiors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557091031
(168mm x 109mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Applewood Books
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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The author was the senior officer of the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, the man who presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the US Constitution, and the first president of what became the United States of America.
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