Chivalry was the attempt to infuse moral elements into a state of society in which everything depended for good o~ evil on individual prowess, under the softening influences of individual delicacy and generosity.

These are the fair defects in Nature; the women who appear to be created not to enjoy the fellowship of man, but to save him from sinking into absolute brutality, by rubbing off the rough angles of his character, and by playful dalliance to give some digni

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