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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
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Lighted Lore for Gentle Folk

Theodore Ruggles Timby - 1902 - 305 pages
...happiness in this world depends on the affections we are enabled to inspire." Addison says : " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." Pope says : "Order is heaven's first law, and this confessed, Some are and must be greater than the...
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The Value of Simplicity

Mary Minerva Barrows - Cheerfulness - 1905 - 172 pages
...civilization, and once more cast ourselves, with conscious bent, into the arms of nature. Richard Wagner. 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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English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: Sir Richard Steele, Joseph ...

English literature - 1906 - 514 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...every thing it wants within itself, and receives no additions from multitudes of witnesses and spectators. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be...
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Addison

Joseph Addison - 1906 - 528 pages
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. f True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...in the next, from the friendship and conversation V/ / of a few select companions: it loves shade and solitude, and io naturally haunts groves and fountains,...
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Talleyrand: A Biographical Study

Joseph McCabe - 1907 - 373 pages
...very religious-looking door — was written, in gold characters, Addison's excellent saying: "True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise." Two of the nuns guarded the door, which was firmly closed at ten every night, and the key was taken...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...do, something to love, and something to hope for. The true happiness is of a retired nature, andan almost empty, than when a crowd is at the door.— Steift. It was justly everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...happiness in this life are, something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. The true wealth of the Indies.— There is creative reading...— When the mind is braced by labor and invention ; und in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions ; it loves shade...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 1

Robert Kemp Philp
...integrity, — not more than famed For sanctity of manners unden'led." TRUE AND FALSE HAPPINESS. — True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, iields and meadows ; in short, it feels every thing it wants within itself, and receives no addition...
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Believing In Myself: Self Esteem Daily Meditations

Earnie Larsen, Carol Hegarty - Psychology - 1991 - 384 pages
...hurry up what can't be hurried. How long does it take to heal? It takes as long as it takes. Happiness arises in the first place from the enjoyment of one's self; and, in the next, from the friendship and conversations ofafezv select companions. —Joseph Addison The dictionary defines happiness as a state...
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Diseases of Women and Easy Childbirth

J. H. Tilden - 1996 - 196 pages
...fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he proposes to remove." '•'' -' Addison says: "True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; * * * false happiness loves to be in a crowd and te draw the eyes of the world upon her. She does not...
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