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Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl
(first published 1774) (1774) Characters of Chesterfield, 1773, repr. Augustan Reprint Society nos. 259-260, p. 4, University of California, Los Angeles (1990) Characters of Chesterfield, 1778, repr. Augustan Reprint Society, nos. 259-260, p. 10, University of California, Los Angeles (1990) Characters of Chesterfield, 1778, repr. Augustan Reprint Society, nos. 259-260, p. 14, University of California, Los Angeles (1990)
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Feb. 26, 1754. The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 2, no. 308, first published (1774), ed. Charles Strachey (1901).
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