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108 -MANNERS AND MOEAXS.
- - And Prompt Me " , Hence Plain And , ...
on all hands , those who might spend their time in ease and selfinduldevoting themselves to arduous and patient labours for
- cation the benefit gence , with , of no their thoug kind ht ; of and after this reward , with ; no but thoug simp ht ly of as self doing -mortifi that
which they see to be their duty . Benevolence towards the whole human race is of some value , when it proves itself by beneficence
_: > action to Thus its nei in , g there hbour lace of is . theoretical in many perfection ways a tendency ; a tendency towards towards rectitude honesty of
and truthfulness p of manners , in place of super-refinement and of ; abstract morals
. Aristotle In other ways , his our three social social intercourse virtuesreckons needs to true be friendliness considered .
that is , the , among honest , upright bearing of a man , , who , while he never , - jud acquiescence ges harshl which y of his he fellows does not , yet feel never . The deceives extremes them of by this praise mean or
- are moroseness on the one hand , and too great complaisance on the other .
We are not morose in this age ; cynics do not misbehave themselves in our drawing-rooms . How far we lie open to the other
- vice is the question . This ultra-complaisance is of two kinds with and without purpose . Parasites and flatterers
purpose , , " _; seekin lentiful g their in all own times ends but in it the is of caj the oling other of kind their that patrons we would , are ;
p speak here . Is not society inclined to carry its complaisance too far ? Do we not sacrifice above measure our truth to our'
_xDolitethe ness skie ? Does s the it execrable not happen verses too of frequentl Oronte y or that that Philinte Celimene praises breaks to ;
off in the midst of a pitiless attack on the character of her dear friend A . rsinoe , to welcome her
with" Ah ! mon Dieu ! que je suis contente de vous voir ! " This vice is a virtue in excess ; and it is , perhaps * the most But here
dangerous are amiable outrunning peop . Is le who morals it possible are , and the for most the true tendency guilty friendshi . , as p is to always exist again the where m case anners false , is
: at friendshi all bear p is out professed these constant to every professions one indiscriminatel ? If the y person ? Can on realit whom y _,
in we the lavish end our . friendl If he y takes words our believes ultra- us , he laisance must be for -disapp what ointed it is comp
estimate worth , why need le form the play of such have politeness been played is ? generall The fact y correct is , that ; and the thus It le societ is , to peop perhaps y try comes to , to an be them amiable contaminated pain vice is , good we by a . say conventional Also . To the try hig insincerit h to Eng please lish y .
peop , spare , There feeling is of another the sacred reason relations which between tend to guest increase and the host amount is good of . may
complaisance . People who are really , sincere , are often scrupulous
108 -Manners And Moeaxs.
108 -MANNERS AND MOEAXS .
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