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6 edition of George Washington"s Rules of Civility found in the catalog.

George Washington"s Rules of Civility

by Moncure D. Conway

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Published by Fredonia Books (NL) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1500 to c 1800,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • USA,
  • Etiquette,
  • United States - Revolutionary War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8843601M
    ISBN 101589639286
    ISBN 109781589639287
    OCLC/WorldCa223725447

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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. If we all abided by these rules of civility, we would be a pleasant society indeed.

Part of what made the reading so fun was learning that many manners and customs still practiced today (albeit not by everyone) have such a long and distinguished history.

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The Rules of Civility were originally compiled and published in by French Jesuits. In   George Washington's Rules of Civility Through military campaigns, diplomatic ventures and presidential politics, George Washington was guided by.

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The thirteen or fourteen-year-old George Washington would spend hours filling the pages of his notebook with copies of these rules, many of which he modified to better fit his own view of proper behavior. The boy entitled his writings as the Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior In Company and Conversation.

At the age of 14, he wrote a book called "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation," which drew from a French book of maxims intended to cultivate virtue, ease social relations, and improve self-control.

This copybook includes over 30 passages, each suitable for tracing and then copying directly under the modeled : Ruth Lestina. George Washington’s Rules of Civility is a collection of rules and maxims written by George Washington concerning moral and decent behavior in company and conversation.

This edition of the Washington’s rules also includes additional writings such as his inaugural addresses, farewell address, and statement on the Whiskey Rebellion along with Washington’s proclamations on the first 4/5(21).

" As a schoolboy in Virginia, George Washington took his first steps toward greatness by hand copying a list of ""Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation."" Based on a 16th-century set of precepts compiled for young gentlemen by Jesuit instructors, the Rules of Civility were one of the earliest and most powerful forces.

Found among George Washingtons manuscripts was a little book he wrote in from about the age of 14 to Conways book is a scholarly look at an excerpt from a section of the manuscript titled "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation/5. George Washington was known as a remarkably modest and courteous man.

Humility and flawless manners were so ingrained in his character that he rarely if ever acted without them. The “Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior” that governed Washington’s etiquette were by turns practical, inspirational and curious.5/5(3).

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All Rules are present, a modern interpretation is given, and historical notes give quotes, personal information and activities of the time/5(). Happily, Washington's Rules of Civility provides us the opportunity not only to gain insight into the 18th-century culture of manners that helped form our first President, but also gives us a set of precepts we might use to evaluate the behavior of our current administration, as I do a bit of in my occasional annotations in the : Adam Haslett.

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Before he George Washington copied and adapted rules of civility based on a work created in the 16th century as a guide for young gentleman. Washington took these rules to heart and they strongly influenced him throughout his life.George Washington’s character has inspired countless people throughout the world and many of us regard him as a true exemplar.

It might have helped that he had written out by hand, Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior In Company and Conversation when he was about sixteen years of age. They are based on a set of maxims originally compiled.