361 HINTS ON GOOD MANNERS

**See Page 35, latter-end of Vol. IX.

GOOD MANNFRS is the art of making every reasonable person in the company easy, and to be easy ourselves.

What passeth for good manners in the world, generally produceth quite contrary effects.

Many persons of both sexes, whom I have known, and who passed for well-bred in their own and the world's opinion, are the most troublesome in company to others and them selves.

Nothing is so great an instance of ill manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest.

Flattery