Letters Written by Phil. Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Phil. Stanhope, Together with Several Other Pieces Volume 2

Letters Written by Phil. Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Phil. Stanhope, Together with Several Other Pieces Volume 2

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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. 1777 edition. Excerpt: ...no harm, if youv would always imagine that I were prefent, and faw and heard every thing you did and faid. There is a certain concurrence of various little circumftances which compofe what the French call Vaimable; and which, now you are entering into the world, you ought to make it your particular ftudy to acquire. Without them, your learning will be pedantry, your converfation often improper, always unpleafant, and your figure, however good in itfelf, awkward and unengaging. A diamond, while rough, has indeed its intrinfic value; but, till polimed, is of no ufe, and would neither be fought for, nor worn. Its great luftre, it is true, proceeds from its folidity, and ftrong cohefion of parts; but without the laft polifh, it would remain for ever a dirty, rough mineral, in the cabinets of fome few curious collectors. tors. You have I hope, that folidity and cohefion of parts; take now as much pains to get the luftre. Good company, if you make the right ufe of it, will cut you into fhape, and give you the true brilliant polifti. Apropos of diamonds; I have fent you by Sir James Gray, the King's Minifter, who will be at Venice about the middle of September, my own diamond buckles; which are fitter for your young feet, than for my old ones: they will properly adorn you; they would only expofe me. If Sir James finds any body whom he can truft, and who will be at Venice before him, he will fend them by that perfon; but if he fhould not, and that you fhould be gone from Venice before he gets there, he will in that cafe give them to your Banker Monfieur Cornet, to forward to you, wherever you may then be. You are now of an age, at which the adorning your perfon is not only not ridiculous, but proper and becoming. Negligence would imply, either an...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656091
  • 9781236656094