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“ Quare tunc formandi mores (inquit Erasmus) cum mollis adhuc artas ; tunc optimis assuescendum cum ad quidvis cerum est ingenium."
“Le marriage est une chose tres serieuse ;, On ne peut pas trop penser-heureux ceux qui en pense toute, leurs vie !"
THE MAN OF HONOUR.
LADY LYTTON BULWER-L
IN TWO VOLUME S.
HARPER & BROTHERS, 82 CLIFF-8T
DEAR SIR,—In dedicating these volumes to you, I acquit myself of a debt of gratitude to the only man whose integrity I have found unimpeachable, and whose friendship I have proved unvarying. Among the most deserving of my own sex I have, in many instances, found sincere and unchanging affection, united with those highest and rarest virtues, which, from adorning, reconcile us to human nature, though truth compels me to acknowledge that I have known others whose deep-rooted selfishness, puerile vanity, and vacillating weakness of character proved them to be “nature's worst anomalies"-masculine women!
In enumerating the catalogue of your virtues, you cannot tax me with that servility of flattery which you are the only man in the world who would disdain. Since every one is aware it has even passed into a proverb, that Nobody is perfection. In your literary career you have neither evinced nor experienced envy; but then it is acknowledged on all sides that your