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Author: Vaumorière, M. de (Pierre Ortigue), 1610-1693.
Title: The art of pleasing in conversation written by the famous Abbott Richlieu ; translated out of French.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The art of pleasing in conversation written by the famous Abbott Richlieu ; translated out of French.
Vaumorière, M. de (Pierre Ortigue), 1610-1693.

London: Printed for R. Bentley ..., 1691.
Alternate titles: L'art de plaire dans la conversation
Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
Etiquette -- France -- Early works to 1800.

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THE ART of PLEASING IN Conversation.
Entertainment I.
Entertainment II. That one must be civil, yet with∣out falling into incommodious Ce∣remonies.
Entertainment III. Of polite Language, and the manner of telling a Story.
Entertainment IV. Of the Conversation of Ladies, and how far the Complaisance we may have for them will permit us to flatter them.
Entertainment V. Of decent behaviour at Table.
Entertainment VI. Against great Talkers.
Entertainment VII. That it is not possible for a man who is generally esteemed a Lyar to please in Conversati∣on.
Entertainment VIII. That a Detractor is generally ba∣ted, and that he cannot please any other than envious and ma∣licious Persons.
Entertainment IX. How one may insert Commenda∣tions in Conversation.
Entertainment X. That to please in Conversation, one must be discreet, and keep an ex∣act decorum.
Entertainment XI. What care must be taken in Rail∣lery.
Entertainment XII. Of witty Sayings and Repartees.
Entertainment XIII. Whether it be fit to reprehend any one in Conversation.
Entertainment XIV. Of the Air which it is fit we should have in Conversation.
Entertainment XV. Whether it be good to prepare our selves for common Conversations.
Entertainment XVI. That to please in Conversation, a Man must be Master of his own humour.
Entertainment XVII. That we must speak reverently of Holy Things.
Entertainment XVIII. That State affairs must be discour∣sed of with great reservedness.
Entertainment XIX. That to speak justly of the Passions, of Vices and Virtues, we should ordinarily descend from a gene∣ral discourse into particular di∣stinctions.
Entertainment XX. After what manner we should t••• News.
Some BOOKS Print∣ed for R. Bently.