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The Rambler....Volume 5 1751 [Leather Bound]
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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More About The Rambler....Volume 5 1751 [Leather Bound] by Samuel Johnson
 
 
 
Overview

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: 15301632441
  • Publisher: Facsimile Publisher
  • Seller: Rare Reprints
    Condition: New in New jacket
    Notes: Lang: -English, Vol: -Volume 5, Pages 229. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Screen Printing on round Spine Marble Paper in front, look like old binding (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc. ) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1751]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. 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. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Print on Demand.