I was wrong to forget myself and you, as I did; but let me implore you to forget and forgive my rash presumption, and think of me as if those words had never been spoken; for, believe me, I regret them deeply, and the loss of your esteem is too severe a penalty: I cannot bear it.
Forgetfulness is not to be purchased with a wish; and I cannot bestow my esteem on all who desire it, unless they deserve it too.
Much might be ruminated here, concerning the essential dignity of this regal process, because in common life we esteem
but meanly and contemptibly a fellow who anoints his hair, and palpably smells of that anointing.
I have never yet known what it was to separate esteem
In conclusion, general self esteem
scores of participants are 0.
The first approach was to establish factorial distinctiveness via the statistical technique of factor analysis (see, for instance, Sim & Loh, 2003), with the expectation that items from the newly-developed God centered self-esteem
scale and items from an established self-esteem
scale (namely, the Rosenberg Self Esteem
Scale; Rosenberg, 1989/1965) would load on their own separate factors (Hypothesis 1) and thus indicate distinctiveness in terms of factor structure.