|Author:||Rémond des Cours, Nicolas, d. 1716.|
|Title:||The true conduct of persons of quality translated out of French.|
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The true conduct of persons of quality translated out of French.
Rémond des Cours, Nicolas, d. 1716.
London: Printed for Walter Kettilby ..., 1694.
|Alternate titles:||Véritable politique des personnes de qualité. English|
Translation of: Véritable politique des personnes de qualité.
Attributed to Nicolas Rémond des Cours. Cf. NUC pre-1956.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Table of contents:  p. at end.
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1900.
Courtesy -- Early works to 1800.
The TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE TO THE READER.
The True CONDUCT OF PERSONS of QUALITY.
I. An Honest Man.
II. Honoring of Parents.
II. The Importance of Education.
IV. What a Young Gentleman ought to Learn.
V. What ought to be the Scope of his Studies.
VI. To make a Right Use of Know∣ledge.
VII. What a Man is to do for bis Re∣lations.
VIII. To be Subject to the Laws of the Country.
IX. The Duty of Allegiance is the Su∣preme Law.
X. Against those who dare censure the Government.
XI. Against the Fomenters of Plots and Disturbances.
XII. The True Way to gain Esteem.
XIII. Of High Birth and Reputation.
XIV. Of the Choice of a Station in the World.
XV. To be Vigilant, Intent, and Labo∣rious.
XVI. Of the First Undertakings.
XVII. Which is the best Way to gain the Esteem of Princes and Great Men.
XVIII. Of the Advantages of true Friend∣ship.
XIX. Of the Choice of a Friend.
XX. Of the Good, and Ill Use of Time.
XXI. To Speak Little, and Hear O∣thers.
XXII. Of Duels.
XXIII. To give Ministers of State the Ho∣nors which are due to 'em.
XXIV. Of the Love of Pleasures.
XXV. To Study Himself.
XXVI. To Converse with Wise Men, of Great Abilities.
XXVII. To have Variety of Friends.
XXVIII. Of Great Designs.
XXIX. To Affect Nothing.
XXX. To know what will take with the Age.
XXXI. To know how to be well Employed when we are alone.
XXXII. Not to Judge of Actions by the Event.
XXXIII. What a Man is to do for his Friend.
XXXIV. Of a Gay Humour, and the Use of Jesting.
XXXV. To Neglect Nothing.
XXXVI. Of the Use is to be made of Great Mens Favours.
XXXVII. Of Superfluity and Neatness.
XXXVIII. To have as few Enemies as you can.
XXXIX. Not to be Discourag'd.
XL. Of Pride.
XLI. To Regulate a Man's Expences.
XLII. To know how to Chuse his Company.
XLIII. Of sharp Raillery, and Villifying.
XLIV. Of Sincerity.
XLV. Of Reconciliations.
XLVI. Not to be Fickle.
XLVII. The Character of a Cowardly, and Faint-hearted Man.
XLVIII. Of Gratitude.
XLIX. To Avoid Contests.
L. To be Regular in his Conduct.
LI. How one may make a Judgment of Men.
LII. Of the Management of Prosperity and Adversity.
LIII. Of Credential Letters, signing Pa∣pers with Blanks.
LIV. Of Curiosity.
LV. To shun the Conversation of Liber∣tines and Cowards.
LVI. Not to use Reserves, but in Cases of Necessity.
LVII. Of the Death of a Friend.
LVIII. At the Court, Diffidence is necessary.
LIX. Of Passions in those who are well in Years.
LX. Of Counsel.
LXI. The Duties of Persons advanc'd to a High Post.
LXII. Not to give hasty Answers in weighty Matters.
LXIII. Not to Protect the Wicked.
LXIV. How a Man is to carry himself to∣wards the Ungrateful.
LXV. What must be observed in great Un∣dertakings.
LXVI. Of a Secret.
LXVII. Of Hope, and Despair.
LXVIII. To take Virtue's Part.
LXIX. Of Irresolution.
LXX. Not to be Rash in Judging.
LXXI. How we ought to treat them who have any way been assistant to us.
LXXII. Of Unforeseen Accidents.
LXXIII. Of Favours, of Recompences, and of the Disposal of Offices.
LXXIV. Of the Way to Grant, or Refuse Kindnesses.
LXXV. Of a Retir'd, and a Court-Life.
LXXVI. What Sentiments the Use of the Crea∣tures should inspire us with.
LXXVII. Of Banishment.
LXXVIII. Of Imprisonment.
LXXIX. Of the Love, and Imitation of Jesus Christ.
LXXX. Of Death.