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[16] “Is it not the general opinion that a young man should make way for an older when they meet,1 offer his seat to him, give him a comfortable bed, let him have the first word? My good friend, don't hesitate, but take up the task of pacifying your man, and in no time he will respond to your overtures. Don't you see how keen and frank he is? Low fellows, it is true, yield most readily to gifts, but kindness is the weapon most likely to prevail with a gentleman.”

1 Cyropaedia VIII. vii. 10.

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