Bashfulness

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  • As those that pull down private houses adjoining to the temples of the gods, prop up such parts as are contiguous to them; so, in undermining bashfulness, due regard is to be had to adjacent modesty, good-nature and humanity.
  • Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
  • Modesty is the graceful, calm virtue of maturity; bashfulness the charm of vivacious youth.
  • Women who are the least bashful are not unfrequently the most modest; and we are never more deceived than when we would infer any laxity of principle from that freedom of demeanor which often arises from a total ignorance of vice.
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