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Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford

In Ten Letters, From an Uncle to His Nephew

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Author: Edward Berens
Published: 1832
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,838 / 65 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.3
LoC Category: L
Downloads: 3,329
Added to site: 2007.03.30
mnybks.net#: 16415
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e, and obliging--+chrêsteuetai+.

Charity envieth not--+ou zêloi+. It is free from those little jealousies, and rivalries, and emulations, which, where they are admitted, sometimes give sourness to the temper, and bitterness to the behaviour.

Charity vaunteth not itself--+ou perpereuetai+; it is not rash or over hasty; it is not overbearing, positive, and peremptory, in language or manner; is not puffed up--+ou physioutai+; is not inflated with an opinion of its own worth or consequence; and, that being the case, it doth not behave itself unseemly--+ouk aschêmonei+; it does not treat other men with disdain and superciliousness.

Charity seeketh not her own--+ou zêtei ta heautês+--that is, she is not selfish. Charity neglects not altogether her own concerns, or her own interests, but does not attend to them exclusively; does not so attend to them, as to be unmindful of, or inattentive to, the interests and welfare of

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