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" True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise : it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. "
The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII]. - Seite 70
1803
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The Spectator. ...

1789
...difplayed, are able to fetch down the moft airy coquette from the wildeft of her flights and rambles. True HAPPINESS is of a retired nature, and an enemy, to pomp and noife ; it arifes, in the firit place, from the enjoyment of one's felf ; and in the next, from the...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 Seiten
...in this uncertain and changing state. Change and alteration form the very essence of the world. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise. No person who has once yielded up the< government of his mind, and given loose rein to his desires...
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The Hive: Or, A Collection of Thoughts on Civil, Moral, Sentimental and ...

1803 - 216 Seiten
...but with tears, he would say, how much have I to repent of, and how little time to do it in ! True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noises. It arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; and in the next, from the...
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The Twin Sisters; Or, The Advantages of Religion

1807 - 208 Seiten
...with humble trust in THE ALMIGHTY, and thankful acknowledgement of His goodness. CHAPTER XI. " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." IN a few days, the last duties were paid to Mrs. Stanley ; and the whole family returned to town. Mrs....
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The British Essayists, Band 6

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...fountains, fields and meadows : in short, it feels every tiiing it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 Seiten
...distress are often blessings in disguise. Change and alteration form the very essence of the world. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise. In order to acquire a capacity for happiness, it must be our first study to rectify inward disorders....
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The Hive: Or, A Collection of Thoughts on Civil, Moral, Sentimental and ...

1810 - 216 Seiten
...but with tears, he would say, how much have I to repent of, and how little time to do it in ! True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noises. It arises, in fhe first place, from the enjoyment of one's self ; and in the next, from the...
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The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1812 - 356 Seiten
...form the very essence of the world. Disappointments and distress are often blessings in disguise. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise. In order to icquire. a capacity for happiness, it must be onr firsi stud' to rect'fv inward disorders....
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The beauties of The Spectator 2nd ed., revised and enlarged with The vision ...

Spectator The - 1816
...displayed , are able to feteh down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise ; it arises, in the first place, fioui the enjoyment of one's self ; and in the next, from the friendship and, conversation of a few...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson, Band 36

British essayists - 1819
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. , True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...groves and fountains, fields and meadows : in short, itfeels every thing it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and...
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