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... a scoundrel , madam ; with a little more spoiling , you will , I think , make me a
complete rascal a : ” — he meant , easy to become a capricious and self -
indulgent valetudinarian ; a character for which I have heard him express great
The character of a soldier is high . They who stand forth the foremost in danger
for the community , have the respect of mankind . An officer is much more
respected than any other man who has as little money . In a commercial country ,
But if a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove , history
could not be written ; for a great deal is known of men of which proof cannot be
brought . A minister may be notoriously known to take bribes , and yet you may ...
He gave us one of the many sketches of character which were treasured in his
mind , and which he was wont to produce quite unexpectedly in a very
entertaining manner . “ I lately , ” said he , “ received a letter from the East Indies ,
from a ...
We are assured that the thought was not harboured by some of the proprietors ,
who are still living ; and we hope that it did not occur to the first designer of the
work , who was also the printer of it , and who bore a respectable character .
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