42 'OPINION OF ENGLISH SOCIETY.. less enlightened, and temper with the less forbearing, a scrupulous veracity, an inviolable sincerity, a watchful guard against every vain thought and every light expression. He is careful to pre. serve wit unsullied, gaiety pure, and vi- vacity, correct. He is constantly on the watch to introduce subjects, of a higher strain ; when the occasion offers, he gladly embraces it, but with a due regard to time, place, and circumstance. Let it be observed we are not here speaking of select society, associating for religious improvement, but of the duty of keeping ordinary conversation within the bounds and under the discipline of correct, prin- ciple.