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Remarks on the late Earl of Chesterfield"s Letters to his son

William Crawford chaplain

Remarks on the late Earl of Chesterfield"s Letters to his son

By William Crawford, M.A.

by William Crawford chaplain

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Published by printed for T. Cadel, and John Sewell in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 6320, no. 03.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxi,[2],4-134,123-146p.
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16907025M

His widow Eugenia Stanhope first published them in In politics, he found a way to work with both Protestant and Roman Catholic parties. Sottish drinking, indiscriminate gluttony, driving coaches, rustic sports, such as fox-chases, horse-races, etc. Shaw's opinion, has lessened your bathing; for since I was born, I never heard of bathing four hours a-day; which would surely be too much, even in Medea's kettle, if you wanted as you do not yet new boiling. The more close-mindedness is perpetuated, the more likely the majority of society will fall back into racist tendencies and acceptance of ethnic presumptions. Harte; with both which I am very well pleased: with Mr.

Harte to carry you off, instantly, to a place which I have named to him, upon the very first symptom which he shall discover in you, of drinking, gaming, idleness, or disobedience to his orders; so that, whether Mr. He takes no part in the general conversation; but, on the contrary, breaks into it from time to time, with some start of his own, as if he waked from a dream. As Mr. The image is then transferred by pressing thick dampened paper against the metal plate with great force—requiring engravings to be printed on a separate stock and separate press from any text.

When you have thus usefully employed your mornings, you may, with a safe conscience, divert yourself in the evenings, and make those evenings very useful too, by passing them in good company, and, by observation and attention, learning as much of the world as Leipsig can teach you. He spent years opposing the ruling party in the House of Lords. Your friend, Mr. Examine yourself why you like such and such people, and dislike such and such others; and you will find, that those different sentiments proceed from very slight causes. Reconsider, from time to time, and retain the friendly advice which I send you. The reading, writing, and speaking the modern languages correctly; the knowledge of the laws of nations, and the particular constitution of the empire; of history, geography, and chronology, are absolutely necessary to this business, for which I have always intended you.


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Remarks on the late Earl of Chesterfield"s Letters to his son by William Crawford chaplain Download PDF Ebook

Both sets of letters are written with great style and knowledge. If indeed they think in manner destructive of all religion, morality, or good manners, or to the disturbance of the state, an absolute government will certainly more effectually prohibit them from, or punish them for publishing such thoughts, than a free one could do.

There is a certain concurrence of various little circumstances which compose what the French call 'l'aimable'; and which, now that you are entering into the world, you ought to make it your particular study to acquire.

Harte to carry you off, instantly, to a place which I have named to him, upon the very first symptom which he shall discover in you, of drinking, gaming, idleness, or disobedience to his orders; so that, whether Mr. Reverse calf, with a distinctive suede-like texture, is occasionally used.

These are chiefly narrative and historical lies, all intended to do infinite honor to their author. I do not mean that you should keep an account of the shillings and half-crowns which you may spend in chair-hire, operas, etc.

Letters written by Lord Chesterfield to his son

If they are both bad, she comforts herself that she has graces; a certain manner; a 'je ne sais quoi,' still more engaging than beauty. Nay, I may possibly still retain many errors, which, from long habit, have perhaps grown into real opinions; for it is very difficult to distinguish habits, early acquired and long entertained, from the result of our reason and reflection.

Then I would follow you into the different companies of the day, and carefully observe in what manner you presented yourself to, and behaved yourself with, men of sense and dignity; whether your address was respectful, and yet easy; your air modest, and yet unembarrassed; Remarks on the late Earl of Chesterfields Letters to his son book I would, at the same time, penetrate into their thoughts, in order to know whether your first 'abord' made that advantageous impression upon their fancies, which a certain address, air, and manners, never fail doing.

There are likewise many valuable remains of the remotest antiquity, and many fine pieces of the Antico-moderno, all which deserve a different sort of attention from that which your countrymen commonly give them.

Verso The back or reverse side of a leaf or page. Harte may be the judge of those persons. As this is the first court that ever you will have been at, take care to inform yourself if there be any particular, customs or forms to be observed, that you may not commit any mistake.

After all, this is obviously a trait held in high esteem in the Lord Chesterfield. Let modern history share part of your time, and that always accompanied with the maps of the places in question; geography and history are very imperfect separately, and, to be useful, must be joined.

The true pleasures of a gentleman are those of the table, but within the bound of moderation; good company, that is to say, people of merit; moderate play, which amuses, without any interested views; and sprightly gallant conversations with women of fashion and sense.

No; those who practice, and much more those who brag of them, make no part of good company; and are most unwillingly, if ever, admitted into it. To conclude with a quibble: I hope you will not only feed upon these Greek roots, but likewise digest them perfectly.

In the closing paragraph, Chesterfield addresses the knowledge his son must strive to gain.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Neither is my affection for you that of a mother, of which the only, or at least the chief objects, are health and life: I wish you them both most heartily; but, at the same time, I confess they are by no means my principal care.

Such are public spectacles, assemblies of good company, cheerful suppers, and even balls; but then, these require attention, or else your time is quite lost. Books and conversation may assist it; but adopt neither blindly and implicitly; try both by that best rule, which God has given to direct us, reason.

The particular characters, the habits, the cant of one company, may give merit to a word, or a gesture, which would have none at all if divested of those accidental circumstances.

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His assertion is stated in a long sentence syntactically structured like this: As part of his logical appeal, Chesterfield also uses the device of antithesis. You must not neglect your dress neither, but take care to be 'bien mis'.Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Son AND OTHERS INTRODUCTION BY R.

K. ROOT Late Professor of English Literature, Princeton University DENT: LONDON EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY DUTTON; NEW YORK. CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION by R.

K. Root v LETTERS TO HIS SON: July 24, 1 October 26,Bath 2. Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man Remarks on the late Earl of Chesterfields Letters to his son book the World and a Gentleman By: Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, was at one time Ambassador to the Hague, negotiated the second Treaty of Vienna, was a founding governor of London’s Foundling Hospital, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, and Secretary of.

Letters to His Son, by The Earl of Chesterfield Part 1 out of 3. tjarrodbonta.com homepage; Index of Letters to His Son, ; Next part (2) This etext was produced by David Widger [NOTE: There is a short list of bookmarks, or pointers, at the end of the file for those who may wish to sample the author's ideas before making an entire meal of.Dear Boy is the selected correspondence of Lord Chesterfield to his pdf Philip, which began in and continued for thirty years.

The letters, both cheeky and esoteric, comprise a powerful strategy for success which is as relevant today as it ever was.4/5.Lord Chesterfield’s Letter To His Son Essay Sample. The passage below is an excerpt from a letter written by the eighteenth-century author Lord Chesterfield to his young son, who was traveling far .Lord Chesterfield Whatever you do, do ebook to the purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially.

Go to the bottom of things. Any thing half done, or half known, is in my mind, neither done nor known at all. Nay, worse, for it often misleads.