If I might offer any apology for so exaggerated a fiction as the Barnacles and the Circumlocution Office, I would seek it in the common experience of an Englishman, without presuming to mention the unimportant fact of my having done that violence to good manners
, in the days of a Russian war, and of a Court of Inquiry at Chelsea.
The same thing happens both in our connections with men and things: what we meet with first pleases best; for which reason children should be kept strangers to everything which is bad, more particularly whatsoever is loose and offensive to good manners
Pinocchio became very thoughtful and, forgetting his good manners
altogether, he pulled a hand out of his pocket and gave his head a thorough scratching.
The common drink of the Abyssins is beer and mead, which they drink to excess when they visit one another; nor can there be a greater offence against good manners
than to let the guests go away sober: their liquor is always presented by a servant, who drinks first himself, and then gives the cup to the company, in the order of their quality.
Nothing but a heavy strain upon the good manners
of the company kept back the due and proper com- plimentary laugh at this pleasant joke.
She must have good manners
and get my meals on time and do what I tell her and always be very polite to me.
Isabel pointed to the villas, as a necessary concession to good manners
, before the groom could anticipate her.
He was still more surprised to find among them almost every face that had caught his attention in the crowd; but his companion having whispered him outside the door, that it was not considered good manners
at The Boot to appear at all curious about the company, he kept his own counsel, and made no show of recognition.
I took one bite, and committed the most shocking offense against good manners
at table that you can imagine.
But the great mass of those who came from a distance always ran the risk and took the chances, preferring the loss of a train to a breach of good manners
and the discomfort of being unpleasantly conspicuous during a stretch of three or four hours.
Would it be good manners
to take a second helping of anything if you wanted to VERY much?
They would soon spoil your good manners
, and you wouldn't be respec'able any more.