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He praised the ladies of the present age , insisting that they were more faithful to
their husbands , and more virtuous in every respect , than in former times ,
because their understandings were better cultivated . It was an undoubted proof
of his ...
They who stand forth the foremost in danger for the community , have the respect
of mankind . An officer is much more respected than any other man who has as
little money . In a commercial country , money will always purchase respect .
When we had done with criticism , we walked over to Richardson ' s , the author
of Clarissa , and I wondered to find Richardson displeased that I did not treat
Cibber with more respect . Now , sir , to talk of respect for a player ! ” ( smiling ...
I allow , that a player of farce is not entitled to respect ; he does a little thing : but
he who can represent exalted characters , and touch the noblest passions , has
very respectable powers ; and mankind have agreed in admiring great talents for
James Boswell. Yet no man had a higher notion of the dignity of literature than
Johnson , or was more determined in maintaining the respect which he justly
considered as due to it . Of this , besides the general tenour of his conduct in
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