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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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1875
...is the following :— " I think, with some show of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal hie necessity and desires is the most likely person to...so much to express our wants as to conceal them." WILLIAM YOUNG. " As SOUND AS A ROACH " (5 th S. ii. 274, 314, 458, 525 ; iii. 37.)—Considering that...
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The Monograph: A Serial Collection of Indexed Essays, Nummers 1-50

1883 - 720 pagina’s
...puts in a claim for Goldsmith on the strength of Jack Spindle's remark, in the 'Citizen of the WoYld,' 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 remarking that...
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