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What is a Gentleman?

What is a gentleman 1 It is a thing Decked with a scarfpin, a chain and a rmg> Dressed in a suit of immaculate style, Sporting an eye-glass, a lisp and a smile; Talking of races and concerts and balls, Evening assemblies and afternoon calls, Suivv'.VjrVini '•'P I.f -it '*! non.X ~, :ii)'l bazaars, - N I i.-;!ii!.! iiii/.m^irifin-l -:n iki 11/ cigars?. What is a gentleman 1 Is it not one Knowing instinctively what he should shun, Speaking no word that could injure or pain, \ Spreading no scandal and deep'ning no pain ? . One who knows how to put each "at his ease, Striving successfully always to pleaseKnowing when to be silent; and when he should speak, And championing ever the cause of the weak. (" Hokitika Star.")

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What is a Gentleman?, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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What is a Gentleman? Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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