Gentlemen's Etiquette

Being a brief summary of matters of convention
to be observed by all men of character.

It is sad to note that we appear to live in an age of impropriety, boorishness and general discourtesy.  That the greater portion of mankind has descended to the level of the loutish mob is deeply regrettable.  Drunken lasciviousness, rampant hedonism and unconscionable carnality may be fun, oh yes, but can we really respect ourselves in the morning?  There are certain standards and protocols that have become lost to us in this modern era of underage drinking, split crotch panties and salt and vinegar flavoured peanuts.  I propose a return to these ideals, and to this end I would like to submit the following: examples of etiquette copied from a dated volume found whilst clearing out my grandfather's study.  My hope is that society may be encouraged to readopt these principals, and that we may all be the better for it.

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