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William Penn. (1644–1718).  Fruits of Solitude.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Part II
Of State
198. I love Service, but not State; One is Useful, the other is Superfluous.  1
  199. The Trouble of this, as well as Charge, Is Real; but the Advantage only Imaginary.  2
  200. Besides, it helps to set us up above our selves, and Augments our Temptation to Disorder.  3
  201. The Least Thing out of Joint, or omitted, make us uneasy: and we are ready to think our selves ill served, about that which is of no real Service at all: Or so much better than other Men, as we have the Means of greater State.  4
  202. But this is all for want of Wisdom, which carries the truest and most forceable State along with it.  5
  203. He that makes not himself Cheap by indiscreet Conversation, puts Value enough upon himself every where.  6
  204. The other is rather Pageantry than State.  7


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