But in their times fine art was, to men's feelings and conceptions, among the grandest things in which a human being could excel; and by it men were made,- what only political or military distinction now makes them, the companions of sovereigns, and the eq

So far from it, that I am apt to conclude from experience, that where the virtue of two people is nearly equal, the most negative character will be liked best by the world at large, whilst the other may have more friends in private life.

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