When a man cometh by age to bee of no use, the respect given to him is only out of compassion, which is a very slender tenure in this ill natured Age. When a man is no more usefull to the world, the respect given him is a kind of almes; hee must not clayme it.
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Source Notes: Maxims ("Age") (1750), in The Works of George Savile, Marquis of Halifax, ed. Mark N. Brown, vol. 3 (1989).
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