By Flo Morse,Vincent Newton
The intimate advisor to lifestyles as a Shaker in nineteenth century America
"Never make extra loose together with your inferiors than you're keen they need to make with you; it learns them to be saucy." Such sage phrases of recommendation come from mom Ann Lee's Society of the Shakers, who in 1844 released A Juvenile consultant, or guide of fine Manners, which includes Counsels, directions, & principles of Deportment for the Young. identified for his or her piety, their economic climate, and (perhaps such a lot famously) their celibacy, the Shakers knew a specific thing or approximately etiquette and correct decorum. With this superb artifact of a bygone period, you could adventure what it used to be prefer to reside in a rural nineteenth century spiritual group, the place young ones have been taught to "be cautious to not speak too loud, nor an excessive amount of" and to "always have a spot for each factor, and hold every little thing in its place."