|Author:||Person of honour.|
|Title:||The courtier's calling, shewing the ways of making a fortune, and the art of living at court, according to the maxims of policy & morality in two parts, the first concerning noblemen, the second concerning gentlemen / by a person of honour.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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The courtier's calling, shewing the ways of making a fortune, and the art of living at court, according to the maxims of policy & morality in two parts, the first concerning noblemen, the second concerning gentlemen / by a person of honour.
Person of honour.
London: Printed by J.C. for Richard Tonson ..., 1675.
"Licensed December 30th, 1674. Roger L'Estrange"--P. .
Errata: p.  at end.
Reproduction of original in Harvard University Libraries.
Courts and courtiers.
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
A TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS Contained in this Book.
THE FORTUNE OF NOBLEMEN.
CHAP. I. That our good and bad Fortune depend on our Conduct.
CHAP. II. That Persons of Quality ought to seek their fortune at Court.
CHAP. III. Two ways of advancing a man's Fortune.
CHAP. IV. The speediest way is to insinuate himself into the Pleasures of the Prince.
CHAP. V. How dangerous it is to inter∣meddle with the Amours of his Master.
CHAP. VI. That great Fortune oftentimes blinds the Favourite.
CHAP. VII. An Example of a wise Favour∣ite.
CHAP. VIII. The Method of living with our Friends at Court.
CHAP. IX. How we ought to behave our selves towards our Enemies, and those that envy us.
CHAP. X. How we should supplant our hid∣den Enemies.
CHAP. XI. That we ought to have private Friends, and how we should beware of men in Holy Or∣ders.
CHAP. XII. Of the Wisdom and Oeconomy of a young Courtier.
CHAP. XIII. That Fortune cannot advance a Fool.
CHAP. XIV. That Marriage contributes to our Fortune: And whether a Nobleman ought to prefer a Princess before a Lady of his own quality.
CHAP. XV. Whether it be requisite to be in Love, for to be Married.
CHAP. XVI. Whether Money ought to be pre∣fer'd before Birth.
CHAP. XVII. That we ought to make a faith∣ful Friend: and that a Gen∣tleman of a good Estate is not to be accounted unhappy, if the Court does him Inju∣stice.
CHAP. XVIII. That the Cassock is more proper to raise a Man's Fortune, than the Sword: And the Advantages which may ac∣crue to a Person of Quali∣ty from thence.
THE FORTUNE OF GENTLEMEN.
CHAP. I. That no man is content with his own Fortune.
CHAP. II. That Merit is proper to all men; and that the Nobility ought to desire onely a Monarchical Peace.
CHAP. III. That our Neighbours attribute more to the Merit of a Per∣son, than to his Birth; and of the Profitableness of Com∣merce.
CHAP. IV. What a Gentleman ought to pra∣ctice, who seeks his Fortune in the War.
CHAP. V. That the Fortune of a Gentle∣man depends on the good or bad choice which he makes of a Master.
CHAP. VI. That he ought to establish his esteem in the minde of his Master, before he enters into his service: and how he should bring that to pass.
CHAP. VII. Whether it be better to serve a very understanding Master, or one of no great wit.
CHAP. VIII. That the sublime Sciences do rather prejudice, than advan∣tage a Gentleman of the Sword. What he ought to know: And that Application is necessary to succeed well in all Affairs.
CHAP. IX. That he ought to love his Ma∣ster; and how he should de∣mean himself towards him.
CHAP. X. That he ought to endeavour to be employed in the negotia∣tion of his Master's Affairs at Court; and wherefore?
CHAP. XI. That he may be advanc'd from the service of a Great Lord, to that of the King or Prince: And that a Master ought to treat a Gentleman courte∣ously.
CHAP. XII. That he ought not to be distasted at his Master's cross humour: And of the errour of such as despise the Charge of Secreta∣ry.
CHAP. XIII. How it comes to pass that we are less knowing than the Antients.
CHAP. XIV. That a Gentleman who perceives in himself a natural disposi∣tion to Study, ought to apply himself thereto: And that no man can be learned with∣out his inclination.
CHAP. XV. That a learned Gentleman has the choice of all Professions; and the Knowledge of the World is very requisite for him.
CHAP. XVI. That Conferences are more pro∣sitable than the Reading of Books.
CHAP. XVII. That we ought to avoid the Com∣pany of the Debauched and Ignorant.
CHAP. XVIII. Whether a Private Gentleman may play at Games of Ha∣zard, and upon what ac∣count.
CHAP. XIX. Whether the Knowledge and Exercise of Hunting con∣tribute to the making of a Fortune.
CHAP. XX. That the Treasurers are the most profitable Masters.
CHAP. XXI. Whether the Rules of Prudence are sufficient to render us happy.
CHAP. XXII. Of the Vanity of Judicial A∣strology: Of the Folly of Men: And that Honesty re∣ally makes our Fortune.