France, which, even though wanting in sincerity, possess a certain charm ; as flattery, if judiciously administered, is always acceptable, however much we may despise the flatterer. The victims of society - Strona 127autor: Marguerite Gardiner (countess of Blessington.) - 1837Pełny widok
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Marguerite Countess of Blessington - 1837
...— " Si elle n'eut mal pai U" de personne, On n'eut jamais parl£ d'elte." My countrywomen are not all prone to pay compliments to each other. Here you...acceptable, however much we , may despise the flatterer. 1 call flattery the oil of society, which protects from rust the hinges that sustain it. In England...