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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 Spectator [by J. Addison and others].

Spectator The - 1857
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flight* and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an. enemy to pomp and noise ; it arises, in the firstplace, from the enjoyment of one's self; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation...
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A selection of passages from the Spectator for translation into Latin prose ...

John Richardson Major - 1858 - 185 pages
...they may not lie as a burden on the species, and be the only useless parts of the creation. XXXI. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...fountains, fields and meadows ; in short, it feels everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - Inventors - 1859 - 580 pages
...usually resided, not out of reach of some distant echoes of the hammers of Soho, he knew well that "true happiness is of a " retired nature, and an enemy to...fountains, fields and meadows : " in short, it feels everything that it wants within itself, and " receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and...
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The Life of James Watt: With Selections from His Correspondence

James Patrick Muirhead - Watt, James, 1736-1819 - 1859 - 572 pages
...usually resided, not out of reach of some distant echoes of the hammers of Soho, he knew well that "true happiness is of a " retired nature, and an enemy to...fountains, fields and meadows : " in short, it feels everything that it wants within itself, and " receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and...
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The day of small things, by the author of 'Mary Powell'.

Anne Manning - 1860 - 236 pages
...lattice-window, with its eight compartments, in the parlour, is written with a diamond ring — " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." On another, " Know Thyself." The good man, though much respected, was accounted rather crotchety —...
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The New Penny Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1

Great Britain - 1861
...his life, can never hold themselves fret) of blame if he is killed in alfordiug them excitement. TUUE happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise. False happiness loves to bu in a crowd and to draw Uio eyes of the world upon her. — Addaon. GOD...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...in changing his handwriting to a foreign style." If Israeli. HAPPINESS— Characteristics of. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Additon. No happiness can bo where is no rest ; Tb" unknown, untalk'd of man is only blest ; He, as...
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French Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches, Volume 2

Julia Kavanagh - Authors, French - 1862 - 344 pages
...above the grated door that inclosed this happy retreat of youth, science, and literature — " True happiness is of a retired nature , and an enemy to pomp and noise." This time was perhaps the happiest in Madame de Genlis's life. She calls it " une vie d&icieuse." It...
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THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON

1864
...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...it arises, in the first place from the enjoyment of oneys self ; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions; it loves...
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The Lady's Friend, Volume 4

Mrs. Henry Peterson - Clothing and dress - 1864
...stairs. Over the doors, again, wore scenes from Roman history: over tho grate, in letters of gold, ' True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noue.' '• She had soon almost a school. Besides Mdllc. Adelaide d'Orléans, whose twin-sister died...
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