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Butcher, Hannah Marcy Ann, 1770- creator.


[A pocket book kept close and recording notes on etiquette, and poetry on women's virtue] / Hannah Marcy Ann Butcher.




"The book opens with the admonishment "Remember they Creator in the days of thy Youth," before moving into an etiquette ABC on "Rules for Good Manners." Much of this content is gendered in nature, though on the surface it appears ungendered. "A: Attend the advice of the old and the wise...D: Do the thing that you are bid...M: Make haste to obey, nor dispute nor delay...T: Transgress not the rules or at home or at school." The poetry and prose she quotes is similar in nature. Drawing from various hymns and poets like John Milton, she reflects on her duty to God and on her responsibility to obey those in authority (the implication being her father and her future husband). Yet we also discover that she has a love for learning and a desire to grow as a person--something important to the compiler of such an important and personal text. "May I my precious time employ so well It may rebound to my eternal joy Improve each talent with which I am blest And store up useful knowledge in my breast.""--accompanying material from Whitmore Rare Books.
Title supplied by Whitmore Rare Books.
Book is contained in handmade case (63 mm).


OCLC/WorldCat Number: 1131862403


Commonplace books -- Specimens.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Etiquette -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Miniature books -- Specimens.


116 unnumbered pages ; 58 mm