Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues, Etc.

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A manual of etiquette in verse covering table manners, hospitality, tidiness, obedience, and other rules of general conduct.

The Goops they lick their fingers, /And the Goops they lick their knives, /They spill their broth on the tablecloth -/Oh, they lead disgusting lives! The rhymes and drawings in this hilarious introduction to manners for children still amuse and educate 100 years later, providing lessons valuable today and shedding light on turn-of-the-century American mores.

Frank Gelett Burgess was born in Boston in 1866. After getting a degree from MIT in 1887, he moved to California to teach at U. Cal Berkeley. While there, and later in New York and Paris, he wrote many humorous novels, poems and stories, many of which are still in print, including Goops and How to Be Them, More Goops and How Not to Be Them, and The Purple Cow. Burgess died in 1951 in Carmel, CA.

0.7" H x 9.1" L x 6.3" W

108 pages

hardcover