My dear friend, clear your mind of cant [excessive thought].
You may talk as other people do: you may say to a man, Sir, I am your most humble servant. You are not his most humble servant. You may say, These are bad times; it is a melancholy thing to be reserved to such times. You don't mind the times ... You may talk in this manner; it is a mode of talking in Society; but don't think foolishly.
Last Update: January, 2020