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Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ... - Page 56
by Philip Dormer Stanhope - 1810
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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse Intended as a Specimen of the Types: At the ...

John Walter - 1785 - 225 pages
...acquiefcence in other people's, preferve dignity. Vulgar, low expreffions, awkward motions and addrefs, vilify, as they imply either a very low turn of mind, or low education, and low company. Frivolous curiofity about trifles, and a laborious attention to little...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...acquiefcence in other people's, preferve dignity. Vulgar, low exprefiions, aukward motions and addreis, vilify, as they imply either a very low turn of mind, or low education, and low company. Frivolous curicfity about trifles, and a laborious attention to little...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...acquiefcence in other people's, jjicieive dignity. Vulgar, low expreflions, aukward motions and addrefs, vilify, as they imply either a very low turn of mind, or lov cducntinn, and low company. Frivolous curicfity about trifles, and a laborious attention to little...
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Elements of a Polite Education: Carefully Selected from the Letters of the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Books and reading - 1801 - 444 pages
...acquiefcense in other people's, prefexve dignity. Vulgar, low «xpreflions, awkward motions and addrefs, vilify, as they imply, either a very low turn of mind, or low education, and low company. Frivolous curiofity about trifles, and a laborious attention to little...
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The Hive of Ancient and Modern Literature: A Collection of Essays ...

Solomon Hodgson - Conduct of life - 1806 - 340 pages
...acquiefcence to other people's, preferve dignity. ' , Vulgar, low expreffions, awkward motions and addrefs, vilify, as they imply either a very low turn of mind, or low education and low company. Frivolous curiofity about trifles, and a laborious attention to little obje&s,...
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The Hive of Ancient and Modern Literature:: A Collection of Essays ...

Conduct of life - 1806 - 340 pages
...deierve a moment's thought, lower a man ; who from Vulgar, low exprcffions, awkward motions and addrefs, vilify, as they imply either a very low turn of mind, or low education and low company. thence thence is thought, (and not unjuftly) incapable of greater matters....
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The British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

Oratory - 1808 - 1587 pages
...sneer and contempt ; nor in abject flattery and indiscriminate assentation, which are always degrading. But a modest assertion of one's own opinion, and a...acquiescence in other people's, preserve dignity. As to similes, we see with what effect one of them is made use of by WARBURTON, to shew how soon the...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1812
...contradiction and noisy debate disgust. But a modest assertion of one's own opinion, and a complainant acquiescence in other people's, preserve dignity....they imply either a very low turn of mind, or low education, and low company. Frivolous curiosity about trifles, and a laborious attention to little...
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Letters written by the...earl of Chesterfield to his son; with ..., Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1813
...and noisy debate disgust. But a modest assertion of one's own opinion, and a eomplaisant aequieseenee in other people's, preserve dignity. Vulgar low expressions,...they imply either a very low turn of mind, or low edueation, and low eompany. Frivolous euriosity about trifles, and a laborious attention to little...
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Lord Chesterfield's Advice to His Son, on Men and Manners: Or, A New System ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1815 - 333 pages
...indiscriminate asr mentation degrade, as much as indiscriminate contradiction and noisy debate disgust. But a modest assertion of one's own opinion, and a complaisant acquiescence to other people's ; preserve dignity. Vulgar, low expressions , awkward motions and address vilify,...
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