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  • But scattered through all these alternate outbursts of hope and despair we find precious lessons of purest morality, and solemn warnings against the tricks and perfidy of the world, the vanity of all earthly splendour and greatness, the folly and injustice of men, and the hypocrisy, frivolity and viciousness of fashionable society and princely courts in particular.
  • He displays his own vanity, frivolity and futile cleverness with much unconscious humour, but, it is only fair to allow, with some literary dexterity.
  • His weak points were his wanton breaches of good faith, his extravagance, his frivolity and his self-indulgence.
  • He is free from the scholastic trifling and learned frivolity which tainted the rhetorical culture of his century.
  • In 1774 he became an ensign in the guards, but his frivolity provoked the displeasure of Gustavus III.

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