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  • A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of; it heightens all the virtues which it accompanies; like the shades in paintings, it raises and rounds every figure and makes the colors more beautiful, though not so glar ...

    Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele (1860). “The Spectator: A New Edition”, p.291