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Manners maketh man proverbial saying, mid fourteenth century; motto of William of Wykeham (1324–1404), bishop of Winchester and chancellor of England.

to the manner born naturally fitted for some position or employment; originally, as a quotation from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

See also evil communications corrupt good manners, other times, other manners.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).


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