The Essays, vol 10

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,009 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 393
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Genres: Non-fiction, Essays

Translated by Charles Cotton, Edited by William Carew Hazlitt.

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nt for the worth of rare and excellent men, and to satisfy them with rewards that are not at all chargeable either to prince or people. And that which has always been found by ancient experience, and which we have heretofore observed among ourselves, that men of quality have ever been more jealous of such recompenses than of those wherein there was gain and profit, is not without very good ground and reason. If with the reward, which ought to be simply a recompense of honour, they should mix other commodities and add riches, this mixture, instead of procuring an increase of estimation, would debase and abate it. The Order of St. Michael, which has been so long in repute amongst us, had no greater commodity than that it had no communication with any other commodity, which produced this effect, that formerly there was no office or title whatever to which the gentry pretended with so great desire and affection as they did to that; no quality that carried with it more respect and grandeur, valour and worth mor

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