Join in the Game as far as Decency permits. Do not always pose and be a bore: this is a maxim for gallant bearing. You may yield a touch of dignity to gain the general good-will: you may now and then go where most go, yet not beyond the bounds of decorum. He who makes a fool of himself in public will not be regarded as discreet in private life. One may lose more on a day of pleasure than has been gained during a whole life of labour. Still you must not always keep away: to be singular is to condemn all others. Still less act the prude–leave that to its appropriate sex: even religious prudery is ridiculous. Nothing so becomes a man as to be a man: a woman mayaffect a manly bearing as an excellence, but not vice vers‰Û¡.

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