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Virtues of the English

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063117
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0038
Virtues of the English

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This time, the author enumerates the virtues of the people of England, saying that they are honourable, respectful to their superiors, obedient to the laws, desirous of doing good, followers of fashion, sincere in their dispositions, plain in their manners, and hospitable. He also mentions the English's peculiar ideas of the meaning of perfection. The author censures some of the customs of London. He comments on fires and fire engines, English beds, and the custom of retaining handsome footmen to wait on ladies.

Keywords: England; virtues; customs; London; fire engines; English beds; footmen

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