simonious

simonious

(sɪˈməʊnɪəs)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for simoniacal
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I have thought, that we hazard little in accustoming, good and ingenuous minds, to the honied voice of praise-- since even if an individual did not possess the attributed excellence(I speak of the cultivation of the virtues -- of intellectual improvements)-Praise would operate as a stimulous, and ensure their exertions to acquire the mental grace, with which we had supposed them endowed -- Neither should the young Woman to whom nature had in reality been par simonious be tortured by degrading comparisons, or officious commentaries--I would not be solicitous to hold the mirror up to personal defects.