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2. a great Office or in writing, he will not meet with great admiration from the public. But whoever on the contrary occupys himself in ideas that are more generaly interesting he will be look'd on by the Public as a superior genius, but to the particular Society in which he lives, he will be rather dull & disagreable, the first is a minature picture you must look at near & at a distance not to be distinguish'd; the last a colossal figure that appears monstrous if you approach it. To please the World a superficial knowledge of many things in all that is necessary without being master of any, but to procure the public esteem, a person must have made himself thoro'ly master of the object he turns