The Journal of American Folk-Lore, 1913, Vol. 12 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Journal of American Folk-Lore, 1913, Vol. 12

I have heard a tale, but I know not where it originated, of an English gentleman who had spent some time among wild tribes in a foreign land, and on returning to his home wrote a book about them. One chapter was headed Customs and Manners, and consisted simply of these words: Customs, beastly; manners, none. This represents the mental attitude of the average European toward more primitive people. We are apt to regard our own morals and man ners as standards, and to think that those who have them not have none. It is difficult to understand that the virtues of one people may be the crimes of another, and vice versa. Yet such is often the case. We are apt to forget that among ourselves morals may be vastly changed in a single generation, and that what is commendable on the part of the father may be execrated on the part of the son. The history of the duello, for instance, exemplifies this.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - American Folklore Society

Hardback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780331402971

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm

Page Count - 662

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