Quotation by Herman Melville

Praise when merited is not a boon: yet to a generous nature, is it pleasant to utter it.
Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. letter, [between 7 Apr. and 21 July 1886?], to [W. Clark Russell?].. Correspondence, vol. 14, The Writings of Herman Melville, ed. Lynn Horth (1993).
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