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LETTERS ASKING FAVORS.
General Directions, -Letter Requesting the Loan of a
Book,-Reply Granting the Favor,-Requesting
the Loan of Money,—Answer Refusing the Re-
quest, – Requesting a Letter of Introduction, -
Reply Granting the Request,-Requesting the Loan
of an Opera-Glass,—Answer Refusing the Request,
– Requesting the Loan of a Pistol,—Reply Grant-
ing the Request, • • • • •
LETTERS ACCOMPANYING CIFTS.
General Directions - Letter Accompanying a Be.
trothal Gift of a Ring,-Reply to the Foregoing,-
Letter Accompanying Photographs, - - 105
Answer to the Foregoing,-Accompanying a Book
Sent by the Author,—Answer to the Foregoing. -
Accompanying a Bouquet of Flowers to a Lady,-
Answer to the Foregoing -Accompanying a Birth-
day Gift, -Answer to the Foregoing, --Accompany-
ing a Donation to a Clergyman,—Answer to the
Foregoing, -Accompanying a Gift to a Superin-
tendent upon Retirement,-Answer to the Fore-
going, . . . . . . 106
LETTERS OF FRIENDSHIP AND RELATIONSHIP,
General Directions, . . . . . 107
Letter from a Husband, Absent on Business, to his
· Wife,-From a Young Lady to a Schoolmate just
Married,-From a Young Girl, at Boarding-School,
to her Mother, - - - -
Answer of the Mother,–From an Absent Wife to
her Husband,—Answer to the Foregoing—From a
Servant in the City, to her Parents in the Country,
-The Mother's Reply, -Letter from a Father Re-
monstrating with his Son,
The Son's Reply,-From a Married Man to a Friend
about to Marry,-From a Young Man Who Has
Recently Entered College, — Descriptive Letter
From a Young Man at the “Old Home,” to his
Parents in the West, - - - -
Descriptive Letter from a Young Lady Visiting Chi-
cago, to her Parents in the East, - -
Reply,-A Lover's Good-Bye Before Starting on a
Journey,—Reply to the Foregoing,—Letter Asking
an Introduction Through a Mutual Friend, -Reply,
-Letter of Introduction,-To the Father of the
Lady, - - - - - -
Favorable Reply,-Unfavorable Reply,-Reply Dis-
carding a Young Man that Uses Tobacco, -Letter
to an Entire Stranger,-Unfavorable Reply,
Reply More Favorable,-A Personal Advertisement
in a Morning Paper, -Remarks, with Advice Con-
cerning Answers to “Personals,”—The Reply, .
Personal Advertisement, — A Gentleman Makes a
Frank Acknowledgment, Gushing with Sentiment,
and Running Over with Poetry, - - -
Favorable Reply, -- From a Gentleman Confessing
Change of Sentiment, — Reply to a Young Man
Addicted to Intemperance,
One Way of Breaking the Ice, -An Offer of Marriage,
-Favorable Reply,-Letter from a Young Man,
Who Proposes Marriage and Emigration,-Reply,
WEDDING CARDS AND INVITATIONS.
General Directions,-Wedding Cards,-Specimens of
Cards, . - - - - -
Invitations to the Wedding,—General Directions -
Form of Note of Invitation, with Monogram,
“At Home" Cards after the Bridal Tour,--Card of
invitation to the Wedding at the Bride's Residence,
-Form of Invitation to the Marriage Ceremony in
Church, -Note of Invitation and an “At Home"
Card Combined, - - - - -
Illustration of Wedding Cards, with Tie in the Cen-
ter, - Illustration of Cards Fastened Together with
a Ribbon at the Top,-Note of Invitation to the
Marriage Reception, — Note of Invitation to the
Reception at the Residence of the Parents of the
Bride, the Marriage Ceremony Having Been Pre-
viously Performed at Church, - - -
General Remarks, . . - .
Marriage License, — The Law of Different States Con-
cerning the Age at which Parties can Legally Marry,
The Ceremony,-Form of Marriage, - Form of Ad.
dress to the Husband,—To the Wife,—To Both-
Short Form of Marriage,-Marriage Certificate, .
General Directions in Preparing them for the News-
papers,-Examples of Marriage Notices,—Married,
INVITATIONS TO RECEPTIONS.
Various Forms of Invitation to Receptions, Parties,
and Balls, . . . . . .
General Suggestions,— The Biography of Children, -
Condensed Form of Keeping the Record, .
LETTERS OF LOVE AND COURTSHIP.
General Directions. Importance of Care,—Necessity
of Caution,–At What Age to Write Love Letters,
-Approval of Parents,—Times for Courtship,-
Honesty, - - - - - -
Marrying for a Home,–Intemperate Men,-Marry-
ing Wealth,-Poverty,-Confidence and Honor, -
How to Begin the Love-Correspondence, -Letter of a
Gentleman to a Lady, Requesting the Privilege of
Calling Upon Her,-Favorable Reply,—Unfavora-
ble Reply,-An Invitation to a Place of Public
Amusement, Reply Accepting,—Reply Refusing,
-Reply with Conditions,
Love at First Sight,-- Unfavorable Reply,--Favorable
Joint Note,— Note Payable in Installments,- Judg-
Gold, Silver, and Other Weddings,— At What Time.. ment Note,- Note in Missouri,- Note Payable in
Comes the Cotton Wedding, -- The Paper, – The
Merchandise, – Due Bills,-Form of Guarantee,
Leather - The Wooden,- The Woolen,- The Tin,
Abstract of State Laws, Giving Rate of Interest,
- The Silk,- The Crystal,- The China, The Sil-
Penalty for Usury, and Limitation of Actions, - 183
ver,-- The Pearl,- The Ruby, The Golden, and
the Diamond Weddings,– Form of Note of Invita-
tion to the Silk Wedding, - - - - 132 | How to Compute Interest at Any Rate per Cent., • 184-185
Invitation to the Crystal Wedding - Invitation to the
China Wedding,-- Invitation to the Silver Wed-
ding,– Invitation to the Golden Wedding, . 133 | Importance of Keeping a Bank Account,– Deposit
Ticket,—The Pass-Book, - -
NOTES OF INVITATION TO PARTIES.
Form of a Check-Book,
General Directions,-Written Note of Invitation to
Bills of Exchange,-Set of Foreign Bills of Exchange,
an Intimate Friend,
- Drafts, - - .
Invitation to a Lawn Soiree, Invitation to an Even-
Form of a Bank Draft --Sight Drast,—Time Draft, -
ing Party,-- Answer Declining the Invitation,-
Acceptance,—Days of Grace, . . .
Invitation to a Dinner Party,-Answer Accepting
the Invitation, - Answer Declining the Invitation,-
Invitation to a Halloween Party,- Invitation to an
Rules, Directions and Forms for Keeping Books of
Evening Party, Dancing and Refreshments Speci-
Account, . . . . . . 190
Familiar Invitation to a Wedding,- Answer Accept-
For Money, - For Merchandise,-For Merchandise,
ing, -- Answer Declining the Invitation,- Party for
not Exceeding in Value a Certain Specified Sum,
a Young Lady,- Invitation to a Picnic,- Invitation
-For Goods Stored, .
to a Ball,- Invitation to a Festival,
For Money on Account,-In Full of All Demands,
General Remarks, .
In Full of All Accounts,-For Money Advanced on
Contract,-For Rent,--For a Note,-For a Note of
VISITING AND ADDRESS CARDS.
Another Person, - - - - - 192
General Directions,- Husband's Card,– Wise's Card,
-- Daughter's Card, -Address, Wedding, Auto-
BILLS OF PURCHASE.
graph and Business Cards, . .
Forms of Bills of Purchase,,Bill of Goods Paid and
Receipted, -Bill of Goods Payable by Note in
SELECTIONS FOR THE ALBUM.
Thirty Days - - - -
Prose and Poetic Gems from the best Authors, Selected
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT.
for Use When Writing in Albums, -
General Definition,- Common Form of Agreement,
LAWS OF ETIQUETTE.
Article of Agreement for Warranty Deed,-Agreement
What to Say and How to Do,- Pleasant Words and
with Clerk for Services, -Agreement for Building a
Agreeable Manners, - -
House, - . - - - .. 195
Etiquette of Introductions, - Salutations - Shopping,
Agreement for Sale and Delivery of Personal Property,
- Making Calls -- Conversation,– New Year's Call-
ing,-Balls,-Dinner Parties,— Visiting, -- Parties --
BILLS OF SALE.
Courtship and Marriage,-- Weddings, -- Traveling,
General Definition, - Common Form of Bill of Sale, 196
- Horseback Riding,-Funerals,- Carriage-Riding,
Bill of Sale of Personal Property, - - . 197
-- At Church, - In the Home, - At School, --On
the Street, — Among Neighbors,— Rules of the
. . 141-178 | General Definition,-- Common Form of Bond,-Bond
of the Cashier of a Bank, .
Bond to a Corporation, . . . . 198
Definition of Commercial Terms --Promissory Notes, 179
The Law Relating to Promissory Notes, -Negotiable
Notes, . . - - - - - 180 General Definition,-Form of a Chattel Mortgage,
Form of Note for Pennsylvania and New Jersey,-
Remarks,- Real Estate Mortgage to Secure Payment
Note not Negotiable,-.Note of Two or More Per-
of Money, -
sons,-Note on Demand, - - - - 181 Proxy . . . . . . 200
| Attachment of Goods,—The Trial, Attaching the
Body,-Form of Capias,-Form of Bond for Capias,
200 - Form of Special Bail,— Who is Exempt from
Arrest - Suing the Garnishee,-Levying upon Real
Estate,-Appealing to Higher Courts, .
How Soon the Debt may be Collected,-Expense of
Lawsuits,- Collecting Large Amounts,—The Laws
of Different States,
POWER OF ATTORNEY.
General Form of Power of Attorney,-Letter of Sub.
stitution Appended to Power of Attorney,-- General
Power of Attorney to Collect Debts,- Letter of
General Definition, and Law Relating to Wills, ..
Codicils, - - -
General Form of a Will for Real and Personal Prop-
Short Form of Will,-Form of Will, where Property
is Left to Wife Absolutely,-Form of Will, with En-
tire Property Left to Wife, for Life or Widowhood,
with Disposition of the same after her Marriage or
Death, Provision being made for Maintaining Chil-
dren, etc.,--Legacies to Executors, . .
Nuncupative Will,- Affidavit to the Foregoing, -A
Short Forin of Will, Conveying the Entire Real
and Personal Property to the Wife of the Testator,
--Clauses for Insertion in Wills -- Cancelling Debts
that are or may be due, - - - -
Desiring that Difference of Opinion about Provisions
of the Will be Settled by Arbitrators,-Providing
that the Wife shall have the Custody of the Chil-
dren, and Appointing a Guardian in case of her
DUTIES OF CORONERS.
Form of Verdict of Coroner's Jury in Case of Murder,
-Verdict in Case of Suicide,–Verdict in Case of
Natural Death, . - - - -
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
Form of a Majority Report,-Form of a Minority Re-
port,-Report of the Treasurer of an Association,
Report of a Special Committee,-Report of a Com-
mittee at an Agricultural Fair, . . .
Directions for Securing Copyright under the Revised
Act of Congress, . . .
TABLES OF REFERENCE.
Foreign and United States Gold Coins, Their Weight,
Fineness and Value, Assayed in the United States
Mint,-Foreign and United States Silver Coins,-
Weights and Measures, . - - 224-225
WEICHTS, MEASURES, HEAT AND COLD.
Weights of Metals,-Weights of Woods-Degrees of
Heat and Cold,-Ages of Animals -Value of Woods
for Fuel, . . . . . . . 226
Amount of Wages per Hour and per Day, when Work-
ing at any Rate per Week, .
POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES.
Growth of the States in the Past Ten Years,
POPULATION OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
Population, Area, Number of Persons to the Square
Mile, Capital, Religion and Government, of the
Principal Countries of the World, - . .
GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL TABLES.
Population of the Earth, — The World's Highest
Mountains, — The Earth's Longest Rivers, — The
Largest Oceans, Seas and Lakes,-Exports of Va-
rious Countries,—When, Where and by Whom Each
of the United States was Settled, - .
CALLS FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Name, Place of Residence, Age, When Elected, Forms of Wording in Calling Public Meetings,–
Length of Time in Office, etc., of the Presidents of
Forms of Headings,- Examples,-“ Den ocratic
the United States,--Height of Monuments, Towers,
Rally,”__ “School Meeting,”_"Old Settlers' Re-
etc.,— Capacity of Large Rooms,- Periods of Di.
union," _ “Firemen's Review,”—“Woman Suffrage
gestion, --Origin of Plants, Quantity of Seed to
Convention,”—“Hot for Horse Thieves,"_“Rail-
Plant a Garden, - - - - - 229 road Meeting," - - - - .
“ Fourth of July,”—“Shall We Have an Agricultural
POPULATION OF CITIES.
Fair ? ”_ “Eight Hour Meeting,”—“Temperance
Population of the Principal Cities of the World, -
Convention,"_“ Vermonters, Attention!”
The Population of All the Principal Cities in the
United States, at the Last Census, Compared with
the Census of Ten Years Before, . . .
230 Forms of Resolutions Appropriate for Many Occa-
UNITED STATES PUBLIC DEBT.
. . 249-250-251-252
Expenditures and Public Debt of the United States
Each Year, from the First Report to the Present
General Suggestions,— Petitions to a City Council,
For Opening a Street, - Remonstrating Against a
IMPORTANT FACTS FOR REFERENCE.
Nuisance,- Asking for a Policeman,- Petitions to
the State Legislature, – Petition from Farmers
Number of Men from each State who went to the war,
Asking for the Extermination of the Canada
- Number of Men called for,— Strength of the
Thistle,-Petition from Farmers, Relative to Stock
Army,-- Strength of Ice,- Number of Electors and
Running at Large,-Petition to the Governor, Ask-
Congressional Representatives that each State is
ing for the Pardon of a Criminal, - - - 252
Entitled to,- Education of the Presidents of the
United States, – Time of Fast Trotters - Where we
get Coal, - - - - - - 232
BOARD AND INSURANCE TABLES.
General Suggestions Concerning Arrangements,-
Fourth of July,- Calling a Meeting to Learn the
Tables Showing the Cost of Board per Day,— Tables
Feeling of the People, - . . .
Showing Proportionate Cost of Insurance at Short
Appointment of the Necessary Officers and Commit
- . 233 tees to Make the Celebration a Success, - Public
Dinners,— Picnics and Festivals, - . - 254
"GIVEN" NAMES OF PEOPLE.
Given Names of Men and Women, in Ordinary Use, 236
TOASTS AND SENTIMENTS.
Examples,- For a Christmas Dinner - For a Thanks-
DISTANCES, EXPECTATION OF LIFE., Etc.
giving Festival,— For the Fourth of July,-- For a
Distances from New York to the Principal Cities of
Wooden Wedding,– For the Tin Wedding, - For
the World, - Expectation of Life,- Influence of the
the Crystal Wedding - For the Silver Wedding,--
Moon on the Growth of Plants, .
- 237 For the Golden Wedding, ·
FOREIGN WORDS AND PHRASES.
Latin Words and Phrases,– French Words and
How to Call, Organize, and Conduct Public Assem-
Phrases, with Pronunciation,
blies - General Directions Relating to the Prelim-
Spanish Words and Phrases,- Italian Words and
inary Steps to be Taken, in order to Call a Public
Phrases, - - - - - - 239
Meeting -- Form of Call for a Meeting, . .
LIST OF MODERN ABBREVIATIONS.
Selection of a Chairman,--Appointment of a Secre-
tary,-Order of Business-Committee on Resolu-
Abbreviations Alphabetically Arranged for Use in
tions, . .
Writing, - - - 240-241-242-243-244-245 | Adjournment, -- The Secretary's Report, - Govern-
ment of Conventions,
CONSTITUTIONS AND BY-LAWS.
General Directions Relating to Drafting Constitu-
- 246 / Rules of Order in Conducting Public Meetings,
Form of Constitutions, By-Laws, and Order of Exer-
cises when Conducting a Meeting, - - - 247 |
Trochaic Verse, —Examples,—Anapestic Verse,-Ex-
amples, . . . . . .
Dactylic Verse, — Examples,— Other Kinds of Poetic
Feet,-Poetical Pauses, - - -
Varieties of Poetry, - Epic, — Dramatic, — Lyric, —
Elegiac, Pastoral, and Didactic Poetry,-Kinds of
Poems - Odes,— Pæans,— Ballads, . .
Epigrams,-Sonnets,- Cantatas, — Charades, — Can-
zonets, — Epitaphs, — Satires, — Parodies, — Pro-
logues,- Epilogues,—Impromptus,-Acrostics, -
VOCABULARY OF RHYMES.
The Poet's Assistant in Making Rhyme, being a Com-
plete Collection of all Words that Rhyme,
SELECTIONS FROM THE POETS.
Examples of Beautiful Poems,—“ Eternal Justice," by
Charles Mackay, - - -
“Hereafter,”—“ The Planting of the Apple-Tree,” by
Wm. C. Bryant, - - -
“Cleon and I,” by Charles Mackay, — “Hannah
Jane," by Petroleum V. Nasby, - . .
“The Motherless Turkeys,” by Marian Douglas, ..
“Betsy and I are Out,” by Will M. Carleton,
“How Betsy and I Made Up,” by Will M. Carleton,
“ Weighing the Baby," by Ethel Lynn,—" The Old
Oaken Bucket,” by Samuel Woodworth,—“On the
Other Side," - - -
“ Maud Muller," by John G. Whittier,
“Rock Me to Sleep, Mother," by Florence Percy,–
“Katie Lee and Willie Gray," .
“Never Again,”—“If I Should Die To-Night,” .
“The Lost Steamship,” by Fitz-James O'Brien,-
“There Is No Such Thing as Death,"
“The Vagabonds,” by J. T. Trowbridge, - -
“Two Little Pairs,”—“Which Shall It Be?” .
“ The Little Boy That Died,” by Joshua D. Robin-
son,-“ Heaven by Littles," - - .
“There 's But One Pair of Stockings to Mend To.
Night,"__"Absence," by Frances Anne Kemble,
“Elegy Written in a Country Church - Yard," by
Thomas Gray - - - - -
“You and I,”—“Little Feet,” by Florence Percy, ..
" The Wants of Man,” by John Quincy Adams, .
“The Evening Bells," by Thomas Moore, -
“Words for Parting,” by Mary Clemmer Ames,-
“The Sculptor Boy," - - - -
“ The Closing Scene,” by Thomas Buchanan Read, -
"Love Lightens Labor,” .
“Birth-Spot Memories,” by George D. Prentice,–
“Oh! Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud ?”
“Roll-Call,”—“Over the Hill from the Poor-House,”
by Will M. Carleton,
“A Message,” by Eben E. Rexford,—“Changes," -
“We Parted in Silence,” by Mrs. Crawford,
“Rain on the Roof,” by Coates Kinney,—“Over the
River,” by Nancy Amelia Priest, • .
BOOK AND NEWSPAPER TYPE.
Brilliant,- Diamond,- Pearl,-Agate,— Nonpariel -
Brevier,- Bourgeois,-Long Primer,--Small Pica,
Pica, English,-- Great Primer,— Two-Line Small
- - - - - -
DIRECTIONS FOR READING PROOF.
Typographical Marks,— Explanations of the Correc-
- - - - 278
Marks Used in Correcting Proofs, -
ALPHABETS OF PLAIN AND FANCY LETTERS.
Directions for Making Letters - Examples of Differ-
ent Styles of Letters, with Alphabets Complete,
prepared for the Use of Sign-Writers,-Marble-
Workers,-Engravers, and Others, - - 280
Illustrations of the Proper Wording and Punctuation
in Sign-Writing, -General Directions in Punctua-
tion for the Special Use of Sign-Painters, - . 291
Wording and Punctuation of Inscriptions for Engrav-
ing, - - -
- - 295
General Directions, - Examples Showing Correct
Wording and Punctuation,-Brief Epitaphs, - 297
Selections from the Poets,-Brief Extracts from the
Best Poems, Suitable to Accompany Tombstone
Inscriptions, - - - - -
Poetry Defined, -Examples of Poetry in Prose, —
“ The Old Church,” .
Versification - Blank Verse,– Examples of Rhyme,
and Blank Verse, . . .
Accent and Feet - Meters,— Iambic Feet, Long,
Short, and Common Meter, - - -