Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Feb. 5, 1750, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. II, p. 339, London (1774).

The extent to which the son followed his father's advice appears to have been minimal. See e.g., S.M. Brewer, Design for a Gentleman: The Education of Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl. London: Chapman & Hall, 1963.
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