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The total and universal want of manners, both in males and females, is ... remarkable ... that polish which removes the coarser an ...
It always appeared to me that he estimated the compositions of Richardson too highly, and that he had an unreasonable prejudice ag ...
In comparing these two writers, he [Samuel Johnson] used this expression: "that there was as great a difference between them as be ...
All ceremonies are in themselves very silly things; but yet, a man of the world should know them. They are the outworks of Manners ...
A certain degree of ceremony is a necessary outwork of manners, as well as of religion; it keeps the forward and petulant at a pro ...
Society is the stage on which manners are shown; novels are the literature. Novels are the journal or record of manners; and the n ...
MWhat is a ghost? Stephen said with tingling energy. One who has faded into impalpability through death, through absence, through ...
This laudable quality is commonly known by the name of Manners and Good- breeding, and consists in a Fashionable Habit, acquir'd b ...
In companions
That do converse and waste the time together,
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It is the vice, but not the excellence of manners, that they are continually being deserted by the character; they are cast- off c ...
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