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Reflexions Upon Ridicule Volume 2; Or, What It Is That Makes a Man Ridiculous, and the Means to Avoid It. Wherein Are Represented the Different Manners and Characters of Persons of the Present Age. in Two Volumes (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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Reflexions Upon Ridicule Volume 2; Or, What It Is That Makes a Man Ridiculous, and the Means to Avoid It. Wherein Are...

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Reflexions Upon Ridicule Volume 2; Or, What It Is That Makes a Man Ridiculous, and the Means to Avoid It. Wherein Are Represented the Different Manners and Characters of Persons of the Present Age. in Two Volumes (Paperback)

Bellegarde

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1739 Excerpt: ... Of genteel and generous Behaviour. fTT H E moft certain and infallible way to'-. win the Efteem and Affection of Men, is, to delight in doing them Good, and to obviate their Neceffities, provided it be done 'With a good Grace, and in an engaging and generous Manner; 'tis not fufficient to oblige People, but it muft be done properly both in Time and Place: There's an Art in feafoning Benefits, but the greateft Difficulty is to give; and as Intereft is the great Spring that moves Mankind, the ufual way is, to keep them in Sufpenfe with Hopes. That which is moft t9 be fear'd, is, the forgetting our Dignity, and defcending to mean and unworthy Actions, through certain Views of Intereft. That which now-a-days goes for Greatnefs and Generofity of Soul, is nothing but a Traffick of pure Intereft; you'll find no body care for or refpect you any farther than you are ferviceable to them, or they have Occafion for your Affiftance. If you expect People mould ferve you affiduoufly, you mult convince them you on your your Part, are good for fomething; and if you hope to receive good Offices at their Hands, you muft give them to underftand they run no Rifque by obliging you. When you have done for People all that Honour, Duty, and Decency require, you muft expect to be frequently repaid with Ingratitude; this is the Plan you are to propofe: Thofe very Men that flatter and carefs you while they have Occafion for you, will be weary of you when they have obtain'd their Ends: They never look you in the Face but with Reluctance, and they fancy they read in your Countenance the Reproaches their Ingratitude deferves. 'Tis a threadbare Cuftom to load People with barren Compliments, or Offers of Service, and pretend a Zeal and Earneftnefs when there's no Occafion for your Affifla...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Bellegarde
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-12607-5
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-12607-2
Barcode: 9781154126075

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