The Cynic's Rules of Conduct
by Chester Field Jr.
Publisher: Henry Altemus Company 1905
"Discuss family scandals before the servants. We should always be kind to the lower classes." "The chief duty of the best man is to prevent the groom from escaping before the ceremony." "There is only one worse break than asking a woman her age: it is looking incredulous when she tells it."
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by Gideon Wurdz - ManyBooks
An exhausting work of reference to un-certain English words, their origin, meaning, legitimate and illegitimate use, confused by a few pictures. This is a great sarcastic, witty, and sometimes a bit corny attempt at writing a dictionary.
by Donald Ogden Stewart - George H. Doran Company
Mr. H. G. Wells, in his 'Outline of History', was of necessity forced to omit the narration of many of the chief events in the history of these United States. Such omissions the author has in this brief volume endeavored to supply.
by Russell Taylor - Feedbooks
Let me tell you something about love. They say love hurts; well, my love killed a whole town. Only a small town mind, but a whole town all the same. Love doesn't just hurt, it maims, cripples and kills. I know; I've seen it in action.
by Ambrose Bierce - World Pub. Co
Satiric lexicon by Ambrose Bierce, first compiled as The Cynic's Word Book in 1906. The barbed definitions that Bierce began publishing in a weekly journal he edited in San Francisco, brought this 19th-century stock form to a new level of artistry.