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" Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial,... "
The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 137
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902
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The Golden Vase: A Gift for the Young

Hannah Flagg Gould - 1927 - 328 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...catch them from each other. Consuelo, in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, on the stage : and, in real life, Talma...
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Wisconsin Journal of Education, Volume 23

1893 - 404 pages
...great importance in our teachers. By their presence they are daily forming young persons. Emerson says: "Manners are very communicable; men catch them from each other. Consuelo in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, on the stage; and, in real life, Talma taught...
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The Conduct of Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1860 - 270 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things ; each once a stroke of genius or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superfieial, so are the dewdrops which give such a depth to the morning meadows. Manners are very communicable...
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The Conduct of Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1861 - 320 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things ; each once a stroke of genius or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...catch them from each other. Consuelo, in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, O ' on the stage ; and, in real life, Talma...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays ..., Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 472 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things ; each once a stroke of genius or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...very communicable : men catch them from each other. Oonsuelo, in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, on the stage :...
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Representative men. English traits. Conduct of life

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870 - 500 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...catch them from each other. Consuelo, in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, on the stage ; and, in real life, Talma...
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Essays in Mosaic

Thomas Ballantyne - 1870 - 254 pages
...CHESTERFIELD. MANNERS are the happy ways of doing things ; each one a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and hardened into usage, they form at...catch them from each other. Consuelo, in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, on the stage and in real life. Talma taught...
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Culture, Behavior, Beauty: Books, Art, Eloquence. Power, Wealth, Illusions

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870 - 388 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genins or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...catch them from each other. Consuelo, in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, on the stage; and, in real life, Talma taught...
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Culture, Behavior, Beauty: Books, Art Eloquence. Power, Wealth, Illusions

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870 - 334 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genins or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...very communicable: men catch them from each other. Consuclo, in the romance, boasts of the lessons she had given the nobles in manners, on the stage;...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Representative men. English traits ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870 - 504 pages
...boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things ; each once a stroke of genius or of love, — now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at...which the routine of life is washed, and its details adomed. If they are superficial, so are the dew-drops which give such a depth to the morning meadows....
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