The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect.
Even in a democratic age, where social classes are fluid and poorly demarcated, the gentleman is characterized by these five attributes.
If we are witnessing the passing of the gentlemen, there is much to lament. Perhaps it’s time for the gentleman to make a comeback.
Austen provides something for which young people—even the jaded ones—secretly long.