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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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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopędia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - Quotations, English - 1894 - 579 pages
...do of colors. — Horace Mann. There is even a happiness that makes the heart afraid. — Hood. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. — Addison. Happiness is neither within us nor without us ; it is in the union of ourselves with God....
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Sun and Shield: A Book of Devout Thoughts for Every-day Use

Gustav Gottheil - Jewish religious literature - 1896 - 466 pages
...vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. — Ecclesiastes ii. IO, II. happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp...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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Selections from the Spectator of Addison and Steele

A. Meserole - 1896 - 410 pages
...from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an en — emy to pomp and noise ; it arises, in the first place...few select companions : it loves shade and solitude, antf naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields and' meadows : in short, it feels everything it...
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Fish-tails, and Some True Ones

Bradnock Hall - Fishing - 1897 - 255 pages
...man, The best condition'd and unwearied spirit In doing courtesies." Merchant of Venice. MS39QQ8 True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...friendship and conversation of a few select companions. . . . ADDISON. But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!...
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A Study of English Prose Writers: A Laboratory Method

John Scott Clark - American literature - 1898 - 879 pages
...pretty, thought that Addison's tendency was too feminine." — Edmund Gosse. ILLUSTRATIONS. " True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp...groves and fountains, fields and meadows ; in short, it feeb everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators."...
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Godey's Magazine, Volume 2

Costume - 1831
...gaze on human power, on human genius, and read to both the lesson of human frailty. HAPPINESS. TRUE happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises in the first place from an enjoyment of one's self; and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions...
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Essays and Tales

Joseph Addison - 1901 - 192 pages
...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 everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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The World's Best Essays: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 1

David Josiah Brewer - American essays - 1900
...nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of oneself, and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation...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 World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 1

David Josiah Brewer - American essays - 1900
...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...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of oneself, and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions; it loves...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 1

David Josiah Brewer - English literature - 1902
...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...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of oneself, and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions; it loves...
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