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Broderick's amiableness is used well, but Nathanson doesn't know what to do with Baldwin, who seems straight-jacketed throughout.
Furthermore, Mill was not very impressed with his caller--admitting to Carlyle: "I should have thought he was about the last person who would have interested you"--even as Emerson's striking rapport with Carlyle overshadowed his impression of his British contemporary: "I never saw more amiableness than is in his countenance," he wrote in his journal of Carlyle; and, of the time they spent together: "A white day in my years.
than to be the wife of a man whose amiableness depends upon his own sermons'" (112) while Portia admits it is easier to advise well than to act wisely: "it is a good divine that follows his own instructions" (1.