Now the opposite to this is known to every one, as
the omitting to relate some good and laudable action,
which, though it may seem not to be reprehensible, yet is
then done maliciously when the omission happens in a
place that is pertinent to the history. For to praise unwillingly is
so far from being more civil than to dispraise
willingly, that it is perhaps rather more uncivil.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Morals. Translated from the Greek by several hands. Corrected and revised by. William W. Goodwin, PH. D. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. Cambridge. Press Of John Wilson and son. 1874. 4.
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