Excerpt from The Mento: A Little Book for the Guidance of Such Men and Boys as Would Appear to Advantage in Society of Persons of the Better Sort
To select well among old things is almost equal to in venting new ones. - Trublet.
To be welcome in the society of persons of the better sort, who are always persons of culture and refinement, we must ourselves be persons of culture and refinement, i.e., we must know and practise the usages that obtain in refined society, and have some acquaintance with letters and art.
In this world it is only like that seeks like. Those that have nothing in common, whose culture and breeding are unlike, whose thoughts are on different things, never seek the society of one another. What points of sympathy are there between the town gallant and the country spark, between the city belle and the dairymaid?
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