10. Mount Everest
12. literal translation
13, jerry-built project
14. summit conference
15. optional course
For this reason, no style of conversation is more extensively acceptable than the narrative. He who has stored his memory with slight anecdotes, private incidents, and personal peculiarities, seldom fails to find his audience favorable. Almost every man listens with eagerness to contemporary history； for almost every man has some real or imaginary connexion with a celebrated character, some desire to advance or oppose a rising name. Vanity often co-operates with curiosity. He that is a hearer in one place, qualifies himself to become a speaker in another； for though he cannot comprehend a series of argument, or transport the volatile spirit of wit without evaporation, he yet thinks himself able to treasure up the various incidents of a story, and please his hopes with the information which he shall give to some inferior society.
Narratives are for the most part heard without envy, because they are not supposed to imply any intellectual qualities above the common rate. To be acquainted with facts not yet echoed by plebeian mouths, may happen to one man as well as to another； and to relate them when they are known, has in appearance so little difficulty, that every one concludes himself equal to the task.
But it is not easy, and in some situations of life not possible, to accumulate such a stock of materials as may support the expense of continual narration； and it frequently happens， that they who attempt this method of ingratiating themselves, please only at the first interview； and, for want of new supplies of intelligence, wear out their stories by continual repetition.
There would be, therefore, little hope of obtaining the praise of a good companion, were it not to be gained by more compendious methods; but such is the kindness of mankind to all, except those who aspire to real merit and rational dignity, that every understanding may find some way to excite benevolence; and whoever is not envied may learn the art of procuring love. We arc willing to be pleased, but arc not willing to admire； we favor the mirth or officiousness that solicits our regard, but oppose (he worth or spirit that enforces it.
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