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Good Manners

Good manners are the particular distinction of a gentleman. They elevate him in society and in the estimation of all worthy people and create for him that which money can not buy.

In the education of our children nothing is more neglected, and to this is, in a large degree, attributable, to the growing lack of respect and reverence among young people for their superiors. Home is the first school of childhood. Here they should he early taught to be polite and well behaved, for the first mental impressions of a young child cannot be replaced by future correction.

Parents cannot exercise too great a degree of care in the examples they set before their children, and in the manner in which they expose them to impure and contaminating influences. The formation of human character is commonly the result of early associations.


Collection: African American Newspapers
Publication: The Christian Recorder
Date: July 2, 1874
Title: Good Manners
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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