Elements of a Polite Education; Carefully Selected from the Letters of the Late Right Honorable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son

Elements of a Polite Education; Carefully Selected from the Letters of the Late Right Honorable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...those mistaken young fellows, who think to shine by an impious or immoral licentiousness, shine only from their stinking, like corrupted Hesh in the dark. Without this purity, you can have no dignity of character; and, without dignity of character it is impossible to rife in the world. You must be respectable, if you will be respected. I have known people slattern away their character, without really polluting it; the consequence of which has been, that they have become innocently contemptible; their merit has been dimmed, their pretensions unregarded, and all their views defeated. Character must be kept bright, as well as clean. Content yourself with mediocrity in nothing. In purity of character, and in politeness of manners, labour to excel all, if you wish to equal many--Adieu 1 LETTER LXXXVII. A proper Degree of Confidence in Company recommended.. Tk Author's Embarrassment txiben fiifi introduced...Manneri cf different Countries...Old Women. My Dbar ruiEM), London, January the nth' ESTERDAY I received alerter from Mr. Harte, of the 31st December. He tells me two things that give me great satisfaction; one is, that there are very few English at Rome; the other is, that you frequent the best foreign companies. In these companies you must not be discouraged, and think yourself either slighted or laughed at because.you see others, older aim more used to the world, easier, more familiar, and consequently rather better received in those companies than yourself. In time your turn will come; and if you do but show-an inclination, a desire to please, though you should be embarrassed, or even err in the means (which must necessarily happen to you at first v;-.t the will (to use a vulgar expression) will be taken for the deed; and people, instead of...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637569
  • 9781236637567