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Indiscretion

It is rare that a lover can avoid the imputation of this word: he may even be indiscreet thorough too great an affectation of discretion; and betray his secret, by the very measures he takes to conceal it: but this is not so common a character as that of premeditated indiscretion. There are those who would not care a farthing for a conquest, but for the pleasure of making a parade of it to the public. They may say, as Alexander, in the midst of the toils of his expeditions cost him, “Oh! Athenians, all this is to talked of, and to give your tongues employment.”