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The Rambler....Volume 2 1750
by Samuel Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ... N 188. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1752. -Si le co/o, Ser/e, nan amabo. MART. The more I honour thee, the less I love. Xone of the desires dictated by vanity is more general, or less blameable, than that of being distinguished for the arts of conversation. Other accomplishments may be possessed without opportunity of exerting them, or wanted without danger that the effect can often be remarked; but as no man can live otherwise than in an hermitage, without hourly pleasure or vexation, from the fondness or neglect of those about him, the faculty of giving pleasure is of continual use. Few are more frequently envied than those who have the power of forcing attention wherever they come, whose entrance is considered as a promise of felicity, and whose departure is lamented, like the recess of the sun from northern climates, as a privation of all that enlivens fancy or inspirits gaiety. It is apparent, that to excellence in this valuable art, some peculiar qualifications are necessary; for every ie*s experience will inform him, that the pleasure which men are able t6 give in conversation, holds.03 stated proportion to their knowledge or their virtue. Many find their way to the tables and the parties of those who never consider them as of the least importance in any other place; we have all, at one time or other, been content to love those whom we could not esteem, and been persuaded to try the dangerous experiment of admitting him for a companion whom we knew to be too ignorant for a counsellor, and too treacherous for a friend. . -- F question whether some abatement of character js nut necessary to general acceptance. Few spend their time with much satisfaction under the eye of incontestable superiority; and therefore, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ... N 188. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1752. -Si le co/o, Ser/e, nan amabo. MART. The more I honour thee, the less I love. Xone of the desires dictated by vanity is more general, or less blameable, than that of being distinguished for the arts of conversation. Other accomplishments may be possessed without opportunity of exerting them, or wanted without danger that the effect can often be remarked; but as no man can live otherwise than in an hermitage, without hourly pleasure or vexation, from the fondness or neglect of those about him, the faculty of giving pleasure is of continual use. Few are more frequently envied than those who have the power of forcing attention wherever they come, whose entrance is considered as a promise of felicity, and whose departure is lamented, like the recess of the sun from northern climates, as a privation of all that enlivens fancy or inspirits gaiety. It is apparent, that to excellence in this valuable art, some peculiar qualifications are necessary; for every ie*s experience will inform him, that the pleasure which men are able t6 give in conversation, holds.03 stated proportion to their knowledge or their virtue. Many find their way to the tables and the parties of those who never consider them as of the least importance in any other place; we have all, at one time or other, been content to love those whom we could not esteem, and been persuaded to try the dangerous experiment of admitting him for a companion whom we knew to be too ignorant for a counsellor, and too treacherous for a friend. . -- F question whether some abatement of character js nut necessary to general acceptance. Few spend their time with much satisfaction under the eye of incontestable superiority; and therefore, ...

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  • PID: 14896479521
  • Publisher: Facsimile Publisher
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    Notes: Lang: -English, Vol: -Volume 2, Pages 225. It is the reprint edition of the original edition which was published long back (1750). The book is printed in black on high quality paper with Matt Laminated colored dust cover. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. We tried to manage the best possible copy but in some cases, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or with black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Print on Demand.