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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)
Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Sept. 15, 1768. Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Godson, no. 202, ed. Earl of Carnarvon (1889).
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