chapter  II
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II.11 Sociality and sociability


Two examples of usage from the turn of the seventeenth century alert us, however, to a double register in these terms of social interaction. In 1595, Robert Parsons (1546-1610) represents the ‘inclination to liue togeather in company’ as an affable

preference or choice actively pursued by an individual to join others in company.2