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The Poetical Works, and Essays, of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 253 pages
...hest knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed ; and that the true use of speech is not SO much to express oar wants, as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...they hold, and I think with some show of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress,...not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. — Goldsmith. MCXL. A diamond, Though set in horn, is still a diamond, And sparkles as in purest gold....
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...they hold, and I think with some show of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress,...is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.—Goldsmith. MCXL. A diamond, Though set in horn, is still a diamond, And sparkles as in purest...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...who best knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. — Goldsmith. DCCCLXI. When upon a trial a man calls witnesses to Iiis character, and those witnesses...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 1

Laconics - 1829
...best knows how to keep llis necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed; and that the true use of speech is not so much * to express our wants as to conceal them. — Goldsmith. DCCCLXL When upon a trial a man calls witnesses to his character, and those witnesses...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: The bee. Essays. An ...

Oliver Goldsmith, Sir James Prior - 1837
...they hold, and I think with some shew of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress,...not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. (1) [This was related of Mr. Thomas Sheridan, son of the friend of Swift, and fattier of Hichard Brinsley...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...they hold, and I think with some shew of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress,...not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. (1) [This was related of Mr. Thomas Sheridan, son of the friend of Swift, and father of Richard Brinsley...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...that he who best knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely to have them redressed; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.—Goldsmith. 1067. Ovid finely compares a man of broken fortune to a falling column; the lower...
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The Literary world, conducted by J. Timbs, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1839
...thought so, and said so; but so had Goldsmith long before him, who tells us, in his fifth essay, " that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." Lady Hobart was probably Dorothy, wife of Chief Justice Sir Henry Hobart, daughter of Sir Robert Bell,...
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Works of the Camden Society, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1839
...thought so, and said so ; but so had Goldsmith long before him, who tells us in his fifth essay, " that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." Lady Hobart was probably Dorothy, wife of Chief Justice Sir Henry Hobart, daughter of Sir Robert Bell,...
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