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Do we imagine, my good Sir, that the men of that age, who were unversed in the ways of city life—many of them noble, many ignoble,—were perfect either in virtue or in vice?

Well said! We grasp your meaning.

As time went on and our race multiplied, all things advanced—did they not?—to the condition which now exists.

Very true.

But, in all probability, they advanced, not all at once, but by small degrees, during an immense space of time.

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