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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)
Most people have ears, but few have judgment; tickle those ears, and depend upon it you will catch their judgments, such as they are.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 9, 1749; repr. in The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 1, no. 206, ed. Charles Strachey (1901). (First published 1774).
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