London, January 2, O. S. 1752.
My dear friend: Laziness of mind,
or inattention, are as great enemies to knowledge
as incapacity; for, in truth, what difference is there
between a man...
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield Biographies (1)
Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, was perhaps the politest man in an age that took its manners seriously and one of the wittiest in an age that specialized in that rare, volatile, a...