To desire some good friends to inform me which of these resolutions I break or neglect, and wherein; and reform accordingly.

Not to talk much, nor of myself.

Not to boast of my former beauty, or strength, or favour with ladies, &c.

Not to hearken to flatteries, nor conceive I can be beloved by a young woman; et eos quibœreditatem, captant, odisse ac vitare.

Not to be positive or opiniative.

Not to set up for observing all these rules, for fear I should observe none.