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The New Zealand Evangelist

The True Gentleman

The True Gentleman

Is God's Servant, the World's Master, and his Own Man. Virtue is his Business, Study his Recreation, Contentedness his Rest, and Happiness his Reward. God is his Father, the Church is his Mother, the Saints his Brethren, and all that need him his Friends; Devotion is his Chaplain, Chastity his Chamberlain, Sobriety his Butler, and Temperance his Cook; Hospitality his House-keeper, Providence his Steward, Charity his Treasurer, Piety his Mistress of the House, and Discretion his Porter, to let in and out as most fit. Thus is his whole Family made up of Virtue, and he is the trne Master of the House.

He is necessitated to take the World in his way to Heaven; but he walks through it as fast as he can; and all his Business by the way is to make page 187 himself and others Happy; Take him in two words, he is a Man and a Christian.