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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 Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]. - Page 164
edited by - 1864
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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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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...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...the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions ; it loves shade and solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...displayed, are able to fetch down the most airy coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. Trus happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to...the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions ; it loves shade and solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...mind, 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 ...

Aphorisms and apothegms - 1803 - 216 pages
...years, 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 pages
...rest 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 Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...coquette from the wildest of her flights and rambles. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enetny to pomp and noise ; it arises, in the first place,...the next, from the friendship and conversation of я few select companions j it loves shade and solitude, and naturally haunts groves find fountains,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1810 - 231 pages
...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 ...

Conduct of life - 1810 - 216 pages
...years, 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 Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...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...the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. It loves shade and solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields...
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