Subtitled: Improprieties more or less prevalent in Conduct & Speech, this delightful 112-page paperback was originally published in 1880, nearing the end of the Victorian era. It is reproduced in authentic style, and is in its 15th printing - although as it is a facsimile reproduction, its cover tells us it is the 2nd edition. Over 150,000 copies sold!
The instructions within are such as:
Don't decorate your shirt front with egg or coffee deposits. Don't drink from your saucer.Don't play the accordion ... to excess.Don't forget to raise your hat to every lady acquaintance you meet.Don't fail to heed all the Don'ts in this little book.
Perhaps you think the injunctions are not needed in your care. This is true of many of them no doubt; but the rest of us are not perfect in manners any more than anything else.