Zeluca; Or, Educated and Uneducated Women: A Novel ...

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author, 1815

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Página 1 - ... of Burnet's comparison between him and Tiberius ever felt, I imagine, by any one but its author. He was gay and affable, and, if incapable of the sentiments belonging to pride of a laudable sort, he was at least free from haughtiness and insolence. The praise of politeness, which the Stoics are not perhaps wrong in classing among the moral virtues, provided they admit it to be one of the lowest order, has never been denied him; and he had in an eminent degree that facility of temper which, though...
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