For a man's character is generally revealed and the
secrets of his heart are laid bare by his manner of speaking, and there is good ground for the Greek aphorism
that, “as a man lives, so will he speak.” The following vices are of a meaner type: grovelling flattery,
affected buffoonery, immodesty in dealing with things
or words which are unseemly or obscene, and disregard of authority on all and every occasion. They
are faults which, as a rule, are found in those who
are over-anxious either to please or amuse.