It was the old New York way of taking life "without effusion of blood": the way of people who dreaded scandal more than disease, who placed decency above courage, and who considered that nothing was more ill-bred than "scenes," except the behaviour of those who gave rise to them.
Justice is not a prize tendered to the good-natured, nor is it to be withheld from the ill-bred.
There is nothing so illiberal and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of
In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.
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