The subject of this laudation was a very little canary, who was so tame that he was brought down by Mr. Boythorn’s man, on his forefinger, and after taking a gentle flight round the room, alighted on his master’s head.
…where benevolence took spasmodic forms, where charity was assumed as a regular uniform by loud professors and speculators in cheap notoriety, vehement in profession, restless and vain in action, servile in the last degree of meanness to the great, adulatory of one another, and intolerable to those who were anxious quietly to help the weak from failing rather than with a great deal of bluster and self-laudation to raise them up a little way when they were down, he plainly told us.
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I appreciate his laudable efforts to save the environment.
Positively, free trade is laudable for the way it encourages us to see to members of unfamiliar groups as partners, not enemies.
Will Wilkinson -- Capitalism and Human Nature -- http://www.cato.org/research/articles/wilkinson-050201.html(retrieved 06/29/06)