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Extravagant Language

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-It 8 jwivu tu borne modern wnters that they cannot expres (hemselves simply and naturally. Thus, ppeaking ot a dirty street, they say it ia a "thoroughfare oƶVnsive to the olfactory sense ;" a corpse is " a rerrmant of mortality ;" a roomy house is " a spacious dom'icile ;" picking a ffower is " culling irom nature's beautilal parterre a fragrant bouquet;" andihe poor cat of the adage is always a " feline animal." f Whoever is honorable aad candid, honest and courteous, is a true gentleman, whether learned or ualearned, rich or poor. JC3E" A Western philosopher writea to a tailor who had failed to get ready his wedding guit : " It was no serious disappointnieut, ooly I should h&ve been married if 1 had received the goods." That man will nevcr be seriously disappointed. JCS" "Never be critical upon the ladies," was the maxim of an old Irish peer remarcable for his homage to the sex : "the only way in the world that a true gentleman will atteinpt to look at the faults of a pretty wouian is to simt his eyes."


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