Anthony Trollope quote about virtue from Phineas Redux - Audacity in wooing is a great virtue, but a man must measure even his virtues.
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Audacity in wooing is a great virtue, but a man must measure even his virtues.
 Anthony Trollope, Phineas Redux (1874). copy citation

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Author Anthony Trollope
Source Phineas Redux
Topic virtue audacity
Date 1874
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18640/18640-h/18640-h.htm

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“Mr. Maule could afford to talk about the Duke, and to lay aside for a short time his own cause, as he had not suggested to himself the possibility of becoming pressingly tender on his own behalf on this particular occasion. Audacity in wooing is a great virtue, but a man must measure even his virtues. "I heard that you had gone to Matching, as soon as the poor Duke was taken ill," he said.
She was in mourning, and had never for a moment thought of denying the peculiarity of the position she had held in reference to the old man.” source

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