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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 beiogr. intr. by prof. [D ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1869
...the use of language is generally thus : — " Language has been granted to man, in order to discover — these are questions that never can be explained,...consolation. " In this situation man has called in tme use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1869 - 366 pagina’s
...enough; but men, who know the world, maintain very contrary maxims; they hold, and, [ think, with home show of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal...person to find redress, and that the true use of speech was not so much to express our wauts as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1870
...these 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.' Goldsmith's Bee, No. 3. (Works, vol. ip 51, Putnam's ed.) The most recent form in which I remember...
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Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

Washington Irving - 1870 - 427 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 hem." How often is this quoted as one of the subtle remarks of the fine-witted Talleyrand ! " The Good-natured...
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Works of Washington Irving: Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1870
...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 .hem." How often is this quoted as one of the 3ubtle remarks of the fine-witted Talleyrand ! INTERMEDDLING...
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A Century of Anecdote from 1760 to 1860

John Timbs - 1873 - 597 pagina’s
...how to conceal his necessity and desires is the most likely person to find redress; and the true itse of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." In the lAfe of William WilberforKe that excellent man's wellmeaning biographers were imposed on by...
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Beautiful Thoughts from French and Italian Authors

Craufurd Tait Ramage - 1875 - 619 pagina’s
...discloses their character.' In "Goldsmith's Works," The Bee, No. 3, Oct. 20, 1759, is the following : " I think, with some show of reason, that he who best...so much to express our wants as to conceal them." C'est pir qu'un crime, c'est un bętise. It i» worse than a crime, it is a blunder. This is a saying...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest-fields of Literature

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1875 - 862 pagina’s
...best knows how to conceal his necessity and desires is the most likely person to find redress } and the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as. to conceal them" Nearly a century before this, Dr. South preached a sermon in Westminster Abbey, on The Wisdom of the...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pagina’s
...another works away the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index. The Bee. No. \. 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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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pagina’s
...who 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 : Essays, No. V. The reader must not he surprised to find me once more addressing schoolmasters...
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