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Polite And Gracious


A person of polite and gracious imagination is let into a fabulous many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of encountering. He can talk with a picture and find a harmonious companion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description and often senses a superior satisfaction in the prospect of fields and meadows, than another does in the possession. It gives him, indeed, a kind of belonging in everything he watches and makes the normally brash, uncultivated components of nature administer to his pleasures: so that he enshrouds in it a multitude of charms that safeguard themselves from the generality of the human race.

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