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Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
F.R. Leavis's "eat up your broccoli" approach to fiction emphasises this junkfood/wholefood dichotomy. If reading a novel--for the ...
I think the adjective "post-modernist" really means "mannerist." Books about books is fun but frivolous.
If you love music, hear it; go to operas, concerts and pay fiddlers to play to you; but I insist on your neither piping nor fiddli ...
Little minds mistake little objects for great ones, and lavish away upon the former that time and attention which only the latter ...
Patience, to hear frivolous, impertinent, and unreasonable applications: with address enough to refuse, without offending; or, by ...
I have seen many people, who, while you are speaking to them, instead of looking at, and attending to you, fix their eyes upon the ...
Woman has been systematically educated to spend her conversational ability upon the most frivolous topics. This has the effect to ...
It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be o ...
Frivolous sorrow is folly. Frivolous enjoyment is not.
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