I actually think the decline in manners is more worrisome, because a lot of moral behavior is grounded in good manners.
The word manners comes from the Latin _manus_, the hand, and literally means the mode in which a thing is handled -- behavior, deportment.
She has just which I call the manners a young lady ought to have. '
The uniform stability of their manners is the natural consequence of the imperfection of their faculties.
Their language bears no affinity to the idioms of the Continent: in the habits of domestic life, they are not easily distinguished from their neighbors of France: but the most singular circumstance of their manners is their disregard of conjugal honor and of female chastity.