Do not be Glass in Intercourse, still less in Friendship.
Some break very easily, and thereby showtheir want of consistency.
They attribute to themselves imaginary offences and to others oppressive intentions.
Their feelings are even more sensitive thanthe eye itself, and must not be touched in jest or in earnest.
Motes offend them: they need not wait forbeams.
Those who consort with them must treat them with the greatest delicacy, have regard to their sensitiveness, and watch their demeanour, since the slightest slight arouses their annoyance.
They are mostly very egoistic, slaves of their moods, for the sake of which they cast everything aside: they are the worshippers of punctilio.
On the other hand, the disposition of the true lover is firm and enduring, so that it may be said that the Arrant is half adamant.