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" Dress yourself fine where others are fine, and plain where others are plain ; but take care always, that your clothes are well made, and fit you, for otherwise they will give you a very awkward air. When you are once well dressed for the day, think no... "
Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ... - Page 4
by Philip Dormer Stanhope - 1810
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Letters, Sentences, and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 327 pages
...fifty years old. Dress yourself fine, where others are fine ; and plain, where others are plain ; but take care, always, that your clothes are well made...fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes on at all. So much for dress, which I maintain to be...
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London of To-day: An Illustrated Handbook

1774
...others are fine, and plain where others are plain ; but take care always " (adds his lordship) : " take care always that your clothes are well made and fit you ; for otherwise they will give you an unpolished and awkward air. . . . So much upon a gentleman's dress, which / maintain to be a thing...
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Lord Chesterfield's Worldly Wisdom: Selections from His Letters and Characters

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1891 - 234 pages
...fifty years old. Dress yourself fine, where others are fine ; and plain, where others are plain ; but take care, always, that your clothes are well made,...fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes on at all. So much for dress, which I maintain to be...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, with the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892
...fifty years old. Dress yourselves fine where others are fine, and plain where others are plain ; but take care always that your clothes are well made,...fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes on at all. So much for dress, which I maintain to be...
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Letters, Sentences and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892 - 307 pages
...fifty years old. Dress yourself fine, where others are fine ; and plain, where others are plain ; but take care, always, that your clothes are well made...once well dressed for the day, think no more of it afterward ; and, without any stiffness for fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be...
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Letters, Sentences and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892 - 307 pages
...you a very awkward air. When you are once well dressed for the day, think no more of it afterward ; and, without any stiffness for fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes on at all. So much for dress, which I maintain to be...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopędia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - Quotations, English - 1894 - 579 pages
...fifty years old. Dress yourself fine where others are fine, and plain where others are plain ; but take care always that your clothes are well made and...for otherwise they will give you a very awkward air. — Chesterfield. Out of clothes out of countenance, out of countenance out of wit. — lien Jonson....
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 9

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1897
...at fifty years old. Dress yourself fine where others are fine, and plain where others are plain; but take care always that your clothes are well made and...no more of it afterwards; and without any stiffness or fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes...
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The International Library of Famous Literature: Selections from ..., Volume 8

Andrew Lang, Donald Grant Mitchell - Literature - 1898 - 9822 pages
...a sloven at forty. Dress yourself fine where others are fine, and plain where others are plain; but take care always that your clothes are well made and...more of it afterwards ; and without any stiffness or fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes...
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The Book of the Courtier from the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione

conte Baldassarre Castiglione - Courtesy - 1900 - 377 pages
...unreconciled, a world of meaningless timidities and i Lord Chesterfield gives advice to the same effect : — ' When you are once ' well dressed for the day, think...fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy ' and natural as if you had no clothes on at all ' — (Dec. 30, i748). And again :— '...
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