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" Truth is always consistent with itself, and needs nothing to help it out ; it is always near at hand, and sits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware ; whereas a lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack, and one... "
The Spectator - Pagina 126
geredigeerd door - 1898
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Miscellanies, Moral and Instructive, in Prose and Verse

1787 - 430 pagina’s
...intention to betray, and fpeaks without any intention to deceive.. Truth is always confiftent with itfelf, and needs nothing to help it out. It is always near at hand, and fits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware. Whereas a lie is troublefome, and...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 416 pagina’s
...left he contradict at one time •what he faid-at another. But truth is always confident with itfclf, and needs nothing to help it out ; it is always near at hand, and fits upon our lip% and is ready to drop out before we are aware ; whereas a lie is troublefome, and...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1058 pagina’s
...always confident with kfclf, and needs nothing to help it out ; it ii always hear at hand, and fits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware; whereas a He is troubleiome, and fers a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

1792 - 494 pagina’s
...is ready todrop out before we are aware: whereas a ¡ye is troublci'ome, and fets a man's ini cnt'on upon the rack ; and one trick needs a great many more to make it good. The pleafurc which affcits the human mind with the rr.ofl lively and tranfponing touche«, is the lenfc...
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The Spirit of Masonry in Moral and Elucidatory Lectures: By Wm Hutchinson

William Hutchinson - 1795 - 386 pagina’s
...help it out. It is always neat at hxnd, and sits upon your lips, and is ready to'drop out before you are aware : whereas a lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack ; and one falsehood needs a great many more to support it. Slander not your neighbour, nor do him any other evil...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 3

Addison (pseud.) - 1795 - 616 pagina’s
...betray, and fpeaks without any intention to deceive. Truth Truth is always confiftent with itfelf, and needs nothing to help it out : it is always near at hand, and fits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware, whereas a lye is troublefome, and...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

1797 - 680 pagina’s
...always conü.lcnt with itfelf. and needs nothing to help it Ont: it и always near at hand, and fits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware; whereas a lie is troublefome, and fets a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more to make...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1797 - 516 pagina’s
...lands, a noble defcent would then indeed be a valuable privilege. Truth is always confident with itfelf, and needs nothing to help it out. It is always near at hand, and fits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware : •whereas a lye is troublefome,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 522 pagina’s
...lands, a noble defcent would turn indeed be a valuable privilege. Truth is always confident with itfelf, and needs nothing to help it out. It is always near at hand, and tits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware : whereas a lye is troublefome, and...
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The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians: Connected ..., Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1801 - 364 pagina’s
...unfpeakable advantage in the bufinefs and aflairs of life. "Truth is always confiftent with itfelf, and needs nothing to help it out ; it is always near at hand, and fits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware ; whereas a lye is troublefome, and...
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