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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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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...melancholy. A propensity to hope and joy is real riches ; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty. HUME. TRUE happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Spectator, No. 15. HAPPINESS is the fruit of a man's own care and industry, as it consists in the goodness...
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The Works of Joseph Addison

1870
...able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True hapiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise...the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self j and inrthe next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. It loves shade...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1888
...coquette from the wildest of Ler nights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and au enemy to pomp and noise : it arises, in the first...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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Public Ledger Almanacs. For ... 1870-73

Almanacs, American - 1881 - 233 pages
...THE desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it, TRUE happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...from the friendship and conversation of a few select friends. " LET honesty," says Benjamin Franklin, " be as the breath of the soul, and never forget to...
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Addison

Joseph Addison - 1875 - 528 pages
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from tne wildest of her flights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...select companions: it loves shade and solitude, and 10 naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields and meadows; in short, it feels everything it wants...
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Selections from Addison's papers contributed to the Spectator, ed. by T. Arnold

Joseph Addison - 1875
...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...select companions: it loves shade and solitude, and 10 naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields and meadows; in short, it feels everything it wants...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1876 - 764 pages
...to the pleasing labour of the present composition. GIBBON: Decline and Fall, chap, lii., note. 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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Tales and illustrations

Tales - 1876
...sisters. She shows Johnny's copy-book, and the sampler-piece Lydia has worked, with the motto, " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." " And that's true, too, ma'am," says Lucy. " Maurice says there's sense in it, and is going to have...
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the new monthly magazine

william francis ainsworth - 1876
...life as it is shown in its different phases will doubtless feel disposed to say with Addison, " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." But it is indispensable for one who has been brought to see the worth of true religion, and the emptiness...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1880 - 764 pages
...to the pleasing labour of the present composition. GIBBON: Decline and Fall, chap, hi., note. True bserved that this power of the imagination is incapable...ideas which it has received from the senses. Now everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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