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" True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise : it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. "
The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII]. - Page 70
1803
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - Electronic book - 1830 - 204 pages
...blessings in disguise. 7. Change and alteration form the very essence of the world. 8. TrueTiappiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise. 9. In order to acquire a capacity for happiness, it must be our first study to rectify inward disorders....
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The philosophic alphabet, with an explanation of its principles; to which is ...

George Edmonds (of Birmingham.) - English language - 1832 - 96 pages
...distress are often blessings in disguise. Change and alteration form the very essence of the world. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise. In order to acquire a capacity for happiness, it must be our first study to rectify inward disorders....
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The Rule of Life: Or a Collection of Select Moral Sentences ...

Watson Adams - Conduct of life - 1834 - 264 pages
...has in private. Cowley. A solitary life has no charms for an ambitious mind. Abp. of Cambray. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. The man that lives retired, lives quiet. He fears no body, of whom nobody is afraid. He that stands...
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Salmagundi: Second Series, Volume 1

James Kirke Paulding - 1835
...of the stairs, and throwing it after, caused Oliver to hasten down faster than he desired. " ' Trae happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be in a crowd, and to draw the eyes of the world upon her.'-:...
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Salmagundi: Second Series, Volume 2

James Kirke Paulding - American wit and humor - 1835
...the stairs, and throwing it after, caused Oliver to hasten down faster than he desired. 16 " ' True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be in a crowd, and to draw the eyes of the world upon her.'—Spectator,...
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Salmagundi: Second series

James Kirke Paulding - 1835
...of the stairs, and throwing it after, caused Oliver to hasten down faster than he desired. " ' True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be in a crowd, and to draw the eyes of the world upon her.'...
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Paulding's Works: Salmagundi; or, The whim-whams and opinions of Launcelot ...

James Kirke Paulding - 1835
...of the slairs, and throwing it after, caused Oliver to hasten down faster than he desired. " ' True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be in a crowd, and to draw the eyes of the world upon her.'...
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Salmagundi: Second Series, Volume 2

James Kirke Paulding - American wit and humor - 1835
...of the stairs, and throwing it after, caused Oliver to hasten down faster than he desired. " ' True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's selú, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. It loves shade...
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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Volumes 1-2

1836
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True ve passed my latter yeai-s in this city, where I am...there are not above half a dozen of my select friends everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...fountains, fields * and meadows: in short, it feels even,- thing it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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