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Unformatted text preview: he feeling and notion of contempt are opposite to those of emulation. Those
who are such as to emulate or be emulated by others are inevitably disposed to be
contemptuous of all such persons as are subject to those bad things which are contrary to the
good things that are the objects of emulation: despising them for just that reason. Hence we
often despise the fortunate, when luck comes to them without their having those good things
which are held in honour.
This completes our discussion of the means by which the several emotions may be produced
or dissipated, and upon which depend the persuasive arguments connected with the
Let us now consider the various types of human character, in relation to the emotions and
moral qualities, showing how they correspond to our various ages and fortunes. By emotions
I mean anger, desire, and the like; these we have discussed already. By moral qualities I
mean virtues and vices; these also have been discussed already, as well as the various things
that various types of men tend to...
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