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  • 1-9) delivered in the following month, Haggai forbids the people to be disheartened by the apparent meanness of the new temple.
  • At her instigation he threw over his faithful and able favourite, a meanness which is said to have caused him well-deserved remorse.
  • Hospitality, generosity, personal bravery were the subjects of praise; meanness and cowardice those of satire.
  • The intolerable meanness advocated for the sake of the paltriest gains, the entire ignoring of any pursuit in life except money-getting, and the representation of the whole duty of man as consisting first in the attainment of a competent fortune, and next, when that fortune has been attained, in spending not more than half of it, are certainly repulsive enough.
  • I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.

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