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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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 548 pagina’s
...desire, whatever we wish, it is but to clothe those desires or wishes in words, in order to I'm it Ħon ; the principal use of language, therefore," say they,...find redress ; and that the true use of speech is not eo much to express our wants, as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 24

1850
...dissimulation. ' Men of the world,' says he. 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 Good-natured...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 527 pagina’s
...on the use of language, is generally thus: " Language has been granted to man, in order to discover his wants and necessities, so as to have them relieved...find redress ; and that the true use of speech is not •o much to express our wants, as to conceal them. When we rellect on the manner in which mankind...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Volume 1

John Forster - 1848 - 704 pagina’s
...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 of speech was not to express wants but conceal them. All of us have known the Jack Spindle of this exquisite...
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Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

Joachim Fernau - 1848
...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 of speech was not to express wants but conceal them. All of us have known the Jack Spindle of this exquisite...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

John Forster - 1848 - 704 pagina’s
...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 of speech was not to express wants but conceal them. All of us have known the Jack Spindle of this exquisite...
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Oliver Gold- smith

Washington Irving - 1849 - 416 pagina’s
...dissimulation. '• Men of the world," says he 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 fine witted Talleyrand ! '• The Good-natured...
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Works, Volume 11

Washington Irving - 1851
...dissimulation " Men of the world," says he 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 fine witted Talleyrand ! " The Good-natured...
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The Works of Washington Irving: Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1851
...dissimulation. " Men of the world," says he 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 fine witted Talleyrand ! " The Good-natured...
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Norton's Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular, Volume 2

1855
...best knows how to keep his necessities pri. vate, Is tho most likely person to havo them redressed, and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our want* as to conceal them." But it would be scarcely fair, either to Goldsmith or Young's memory —...
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