Rag & Bone

In Theodore Dalrymple’s August New English Review essay, he recalls some childhood memories and the important life lessons taught by his mother before showing how these lessons are still applicable in the present day.

The pleasure that some people take in the gratuitous humiliation of others to make themselves appear larger in their own eyes (and that comes to be habitual) does not do so in the eyes of others, rather the reverse. All this my mother tried implicitly to impress upon me. Manners maketh man.

2 thoughts on “Rag & Bone

  1. Wil

    So good to find this site up and running again: well done to all concerned!

    I’m a big fan of the good doctor’s work – a sane voice in a crazy world. And very useful to be able to access it from one place.

    Once again: excellent!

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