The Compleat English Gentleman, Випуск 1

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Сторінка xliv - tis the soul of peace ; Of all the virtues 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. The best of men That e'er wore earth about him was a sufferer, A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breath'd.
Сторінка xli - They arc also for the most part farmers to gentlemen, or at the leastwise artificers, and with grazing, frequenting of markets, and keeping of servants (not idle servants, as the gentlemen do, but such as get both their own and part of their master's living), do come to great wealth, insomuch that many of them are able and do buy the lands of unthrifty gentlemen...
Сторінка lviii - I had rather be an underturnkey in Newgate. I was up early and late ; I was brow-beat by the master, hated for my ugly face by the mistress, worried by the boys within, and never permitted to stir out to meet civility abroad.
Сторінка xliv - The courtier, the trader, and the scholar, should all have an equal pretension to the denomination of a gentleman. That tradesman, who deals with me in a commodity which I do not understand, with uprightness, has much more right to that character, than the courtier that gives me false hopes, or the scholar who laughs at my ignorance.
Сторінка xlviii - D — n me, doctor, say what you will, the army is the only school for gentlemen. Do you think my Lord Marlborough beat the French with Greek and Latin ? D — n me, a scholar when he comes into good company, what is he but an ass...
Сторінка lv - Strutt, the same Cock of his Hat, and Posture of his Sword (as far as the Change of Fashions will allow) the same Understanding, the same Compass of Knowledge, with the very same Absurdity, Impudence and Impertinence of Tongue.
Сторінка xl - ... can live without manual labour, and thereto is able and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall for money have a coat and arms bestowed on him by heralds...
Сторінка lxxvii - ... hangings, he will tell the stories of all that are there described. He shuts up his door at eight o'clock in the evening, and studies till midnight : he is temperate, courteous, and excellent in all his behaviour.
Сторінка xlviii - But nowadays parents either give dieir children no education at all (thinking their birth or estate will bear out that); or if any, it leaveth so slender an impression in them, that like their names cut upon a tree, it is overgrown with the old bark by the next summer.
Сторінка xlvii - For if a father have four sons, three fair and well formed both mind and body, the fourth wretched, lame, and deformed ; his choice shall be to put the worst to learning, as one good enough to become a scholar.

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