36 Elementary Morality- been groaning and travailing together until now. He is an ideal. He shows what may be done in the way of good breed- ing, health, looks, temper and fortune. He realises men's dreams of themselves, at any rate vicariously. He preaches the gospel of grace. The world is like a spoilt child, it has this good thing given it at great expense and then says it is useless! Science and Religion These are reconciled in amiable and sensible people but nowhere else. Gentleman If we are asked what is the most essential characteristic that underlies this word, the word itself will guide us to gentleness, to absence of such things as brow-beating, over- bearing manners and fuss, and generally to consideration for other people. The Finest Men I suppose an Italian peasant or a Breton, Norman or English fisherman, is about the best thing nature does in the way of men—the richer and the poorer being alike mis- takes. On being a Swell all Round I have never in my life succeeded in being this. Some- times I get a new suit and am tidy for a while in part, mean- while the hat, tie, boots, gloves and underclothing all clamour for attention and, before I have got them well in hand, the new suit has lost its freshness. Still, if ever I do get any money, I will try and make myself really spruce all round till I find out, as I probably shall in about a week, that if I give my clothes an inch they will take an ell. [1880.] Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there is money—or the want of money; but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order.