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Goops and How To Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues Both By Precept and Example, With Ninety Drawin

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ISBN: 9781141106325
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2009-12-31
Number of pages: 96
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Gelett Burgess in his “Goops and How to be Them", presents a series of very curious drawings and verses. These deal with the manners, or rather lack of manners, of various strange infants known as "Goops," and are intended to impress the value of politeness on children.

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Let me introduce a Race
Void of Beauty and of Grace,
Extraordinary Creatures
With a Paucity of Features.
Though their Forms are fashioned ill,
They have Manners stranger still;
For in Rudeness they're Precocious,
They're Atrocious, they're Ferocious
Yet you'll learn, if you are Bright
Politeness from the Impolite.
When you've finished with the Book,
At your Conduct take a Look;
Ask yourself, upon the Spot,
Are you Goopy or are you Not?
For, although it's Fun to See them
It is Terrible to Be them!

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