Vollstandiger Lehrgang Zur Leichten, Schnellen Und Grundlichen Erlernung Der Englischen Sprache Volume 2, PT. 1

Vollstandiger Lehrgang Zur Leichten, Schnellen Und Grundlichen Erlernung Der Englischen Sprache Volume 2, PT. 1

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...hardly ever separated, and as I know his morals are not the best, nor his circumstances the most happy, I fear he will let you experience, that he knows better what he is doing in seeking your acquaintance, than yon do in cultivating his. I am far from desiring to limit you in any necessary or innocent liberty, or counsel you too much respecting your choice of a friend; nor am I against your being affable to a stranger. But I feel it my duty to caution you. Tou know that this gentleman's'acquaintance with you is scarcely of a month's duration, and yet you are as intimate with him, as if yon had known him for years. It is not wise in yon to treat a man whose conversation is agreeable, immediately as a friend. Of all friendships, those that are hastily contracted promise the least duration or satisfaction, as they commonly arise from an ignoble design on one side, and weakness on the other. True friendship must be the effect of long and mutual acquaintance and esteem. It ought to have for its cement an equality of years, a similitude of manners, and as much as possible a parity in circumstances and rank. But (generally speaking) an overgreat openness to a stranger carries with it strong marks of indiscretion, and not seldom ends in repentance. For these reasons I recommend you to be upon your guard, and proceed cautiously in this new acquaintance. Mr. D. has vivacity and humour enough to please any man of a light turn; but were I to give my judgment of him, I should pronounce him fitter for the teatable, than for any business. He is smart, but very superficial, and treats all serious subjects with a contempt too natural to a bad mind. I know more young men than one, of whose good opinion he has taken advantage; and whom he has made wiser--though at...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561619
  • 9781236561619