Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

Instead of giving in to the greatest misfortune that can happen at my age, deafness, I busy myself in searching out all possible compensations, and I apply myself much more to all the amusements that are here within my grasp.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, May 3, 1753, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 98, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).
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