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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Manners
 
Our country manners give our betters way.
        Shakespeare.—King John, Act I. Scene 1. (The Bastard to Queen Elinor.)
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Manners make the man.
        Motto of William of Wykeham.
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Education makes the man.
        Cawthorne.—Birth and Education of Genius.
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The attentive eyes,
That saw the manners in the face.
        Dr. Johnson.—Epitaph for Hogarth.
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Impartially their talents scan,
Just education forms the man.
        Gay.—Fable XIV. Part 2.
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Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow,
The rest is all but leather or prunella.
        Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 203.
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Meantime intent the fairest plan to find,
To form the manners and improve the mind.
        Fenton.—Epi. to Lambard.
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Evil habits soil a fine dress more than mud; good manners, by their deeds, easily set off a lowly garb.
        Riley’s Plautus, The Pœnulus, Act I. Scene 2; The Mostellaria, Act I. Scene 3.
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Evil communications corrupt good manners.
        St. Paul.—1 Corinthians, Chap. xv. Ver. 33; Menander. Ex Thaide, p. 78. (Dr. Ramage.)
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