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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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A Study of English Prose Writers: A Laboratory Method

John Scott Clark - 1898 - 879 Seiten
...pretty, thought that Addison's tendency was too feminine." — Edmund Gosse. ILLUSTRATIONS. " True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp...groves and fountains, fields and meadows ; in short, it feeb everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators."...
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Godey's Magazine, Band 2

1831
...gaze on human power, on human genius, and read to both the lesson of human frailty. HAPPINESS. TRUE happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises in the first place from an enjoyment of one's self; and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions...
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Essays and Tales

Joseph Addison - 1901 - 192 Seiten
...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 everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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The World's Best Essays: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Band 1

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of oneself, and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation...fountains, fields and meadows; in short, it feels everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Band 1

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...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...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of oneself, and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions; it loves...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Band 1

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...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...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of oneself, and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions; it loves...
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Lighted Lore for Gentle Folk

Theodore Ruggles Timby - 1902 - 305 Seiten
...happiness in this world depends on the affections we are enabled to inspire." Addison says : " True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise." Pope says : "Order is heaven's first law, and this confessed, Some are and must be greater than the...
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The Value of Simplicity

Mary Minerva Barrows - 1905 - 172 Seiten
...civilization, and once more cast ourselves, with conscious bent, into the arms of nature. Richard Wagner. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...fountains, fields and meadows : in short, it feels everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators....
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English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: Sir Richard Steele, Joseph ...

1906 - 514 Seiten
...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...every thing it wants within itself, and receives no additions from multitudes of witnesses and spectators. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be...
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Addison

Joseph Addison - 1906 - 528 Seiten
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. f True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...in the next, from the friendship and conversation V/ / of a few select companions: it loves shade and solitude, and io naturally haunts groves and fountains,...
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