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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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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...yourself fine, where others are fine, and plain, where others are plain ; but take care always that yonr , like other go-carts and crutches. — Our need of it shows exactly how far we are still Chesterfield. A gentleman's taute in dress, is, upon principle, the avoidance of all things extravagant....
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Medieval stories. History of music. Conduct of life

Delphian Society - 1913
...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...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 Study of English

Douglas Gordon Crawford - English language - 1919 - 338 pages
...and stink at fifty. 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 4. "My friends, are you ready for the question? Will you cut bait or go ashore ? Remember,...
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Book of Etiquette, Volume 2

Lillian Eichler - Etiquette - 1921
...intolerable at sixty. 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. —Cliesterfield. \ CHAPTER I SPEECH One is judged first by his dress but this judgment is not final....
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Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Walter Raleigh - English literature - 1923 - 332 pages
...enhances ' them and cannot exist apart from them.' 2 Lord Chesterfield gives advice to the same effect : ' When you ' are once well dressed for the day, think...of discomposing that dress, let all ' your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes on at 1 all ' — (30 December 1748). And again : '...
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Book of Etiquette, Volume 2

Lillian Eichler Watson - Etiquette - 1921
...intolerable at sixty. 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. CHAPTER I SPEECH One is judged first by his dress but this judgment is not final. A...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1901
...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 fit you, for otherwise they will gi^e you a very awkward air. When you are once well dressed for the day think no more of it afterward;...
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Understanding Great Expectations: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and ...

George Newlin - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 228 pages
...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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Obsessed by Dress

Tobi Tobias - Design - 2001 - 176 pages
...cleanly and properly dressed as at the hours of dinner or tea. — THOMAS JEFFERSON 1743-1826 [I05] When you are once well dressed for the day think no...fear of discomposing that dress, let all your motions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes on at all. — PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE fourth earl of...
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Ready-Made Democracy: A History of Men's Dress in the American Republic ...

Michael Zakim - Design - 2006 - 306 pages
...Republican Etiquette declared that "a man's vest or cravat must not seem a too important part of him." "When you are once well dressed, for the day, think no more of it afterwards," advised George Fox in his suitably entitled Fashion: The Power That Influences the World. And the Mirror...
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