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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... pulous cuts, and sometimes an abrupt and
rude demeanour, are signs of gentlemanly freedom. This is a sad
declension from the polished and kind gentilities of former schools
of good manners. But a habit of saying agreeable things in an
elegant way, if it does not degenerate into falseness, will work .
benefit upon the speaker; sweetening his mind, turning him back
from bitter and hateful things, and inclining him to the way of
kindness. It will confer great pleasure on the object, since
nothing can be more agreeable in the minor scenes of life than
suddenly to receive praise for well-doing, in a form that pleases
at once both the moral sense and the taste. A man, however, must be
kind, of good taste, and thoroughly honest, to use compliments
without danger--to himself. SMELL AND PERFUMERY. DEGREESTpHE sense
of smell is perhaps the lowest of the .." senses. Its range is
least of all its importance and its pleasures. It would be a
curious problem to determine the relative amount of pleasure which
men derive from the ear or eye. Upon the ear is based the science
of music; upon the eye the fine arts of painting, sculpture,
&c. By the eye we derive all pleasures of form, colour,
proportion; by the ear come the delights of converse, the benefit
of discourse, the pleasure of music. There is no such range to the
sense of taste. With this sense is connected the whole sustenance
of human life. It is by food that the body is- every day rebuilt, .
and tasting has much to do with food. But, as compared with these
major senses, smell has but a limited function. And as the world is
constituted, it is doubtful whether we do not derive as much pain
as pleasure from the sense of smelL Civilisation or barbarism are
alike full of bad odours. Nature for the most part is sweet-smel...
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