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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 Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

John Forster - 1877
...the poor : an essay to prove that he who best knew how to conceal his necessities and desires, was the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use ol speech was not to express wants, but conceal them.j- All of us have known the Jack Spindle of this...
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The British Parliament ... The pearls and mock pearls of history ...

Abraham Hayward - 1878
...in a claim for Goldsmith on the strength of Jack Spindle's remark (in the ' Citizen of the World '), that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. He also claims for Goldsmith a well-known joke, attributed to Sheridan, on his son's saying that he...
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Catholic progress, Volume 7

Young men's Catholic assoc - 1878
...number of the Bee, a weekly pamphlet of whose buzzings we do not know much, says, to the same effect : " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them." The title of his paper is, " On the use of language." It appears very improbable that Talleyrand should...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1878 - 864 pagina’s
...another works away the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index. The Bet. No. i. Oct. 6, 1759. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.1 Ibid. No. iii. Oct. 20, 1759. ARTHUR MURPHY. 1727-1805. Thus far we run before the wind. The...
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Five minutes to spare, extracts on varied subjects

John Guard - 1879
...has.' ' Men of the world,' said Goldsmith in one of the papers of the Bee, ' maintain that the true end of speech is not so much to express our wants as " to conceal them." ' [How often is this quoted as one of the subtle remarks of the finewitted Talleyrand !] The old story...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 pagina’s
...who best knows how to keep his necessities private is the most likely person to have them redressed ; ual. SIR R. STEELE. A trne and genuine impudence is ever the effect of ignorance, witho GOLDSMITH : Essays, No. V. The reader must not be surprised to find me once more addressing schoolmasters...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1881 - 864 pagina’s
...promote commerce, and not betray it. — Lloyd's State Worthies (1665^. Ed. Whitworth, Vol. 1. P- 503. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. — Goldsmith, The Bee, Afo. Hi. Oct. 20, 1759. Us n'emploient les paroles que pour de'guiser leurs...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1881 - 548 pagina’s
...continuance at college." ' ' To imitate nature was found to be the surest way of imitating antiquity. " " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them."1 The peculiar artifice of ending off a sentence with an unexpected turn is of the nature of...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature..

William Minto - 1881 - 548 pagina’s
...continuance at college." ' To imitate nature was found to be the surest way of imitating antiquity. " ' The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them."1 The peculiar artifice of ending off a sentence with an unexpected turn is of the nature of...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1881
...likely person to have them redressed; and that the true 1 Originally in No. III. of The- Bee. Sec p. 43. use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.1 When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favors, there appears...
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