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" ... the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. "
Select British Classics - Pagina 42
1804
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pagina’s
...best knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed ; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them. — Goldsmith. SPELLING. — It is a shame for a man to be so ignorant of this little art (spelling)...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 7

1853
...time, in his paper in The See, produces it in the well-known words : " Men who know the world hold that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them." Then comes Talleyrand, who is reported to have said: " La parole n'a ete donnee a rhomme que pour deouiser...
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The works of Oliver Goldsmith, ed. by P. Cunningham, Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854
...they hold, and I think with some show of reason, that he who best knows how to coneeal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress,...of speech is not so much to express our wants as to coneeal them.* When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, we shall...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854
...they hold, and I think with some show of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech is not so much tc express our wants as to conceal them.1 When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally...
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

John Forster - 1854
...' knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have thorn " redressed ; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants " as to conceal them." But the original of this thought, which Talleyrand turned to such profligate use in his maxim that...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ...

Joseph Addison - 1854
...several kinds of brutal faces in human features. ' I remember in the life of the famous Prince 1 ' The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.' Goldsmith's Bee, No. 3. (Works, vol. ip 51, Putnam's ed. ) The most recent form in which I remember...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1854
...several kinds of brutal faces in human features. a I remember in the life of the famous Prince • ' ' The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.' Goldsmith's Bee, No. 3. (Works, vol. ip 51, Putnam's eJ.) The most recent form in which I remember...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp ..., Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1854
...several kinds of brutal faces in human features. 2 I remember in the life of the famous Prince 1 ' The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.1 Goldsmith's Bee, No. 8. (Works, vol. ip 51, Putnam's ed.) The most recent form in which I remember...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854 - 998 pagina’s
...'• Men of the world," says be, in one of the pajiei-s of the " Bee," " maintain that the true end of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal tbem." How often is this quoted as one of the subtle remarks of the fiue-witted Talleyrand ! " The...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1854
...brutal faces in human features. ' I remember in the life of the famous Prince i ' The true use of specch is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.' Goldsmith's Bec, No. 3. (Works, vol. ip 51, Putnam's ed.) The most recent form in which I remember...
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