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8852. VIRTUE, Practice of.—

all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise
them whenever an opportunity arises; being
assured that they will gain in strength by exercise,
as a limb of the body does, and that
exercise will make them habitual. From the
practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured
you will derive the most sublime com


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forts in every moment of life, and in the moment
of death.—
To Peter Carr. Washington ed. i, 396.
(P. 1785)