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" I would have a great deal more hospitality practised than is common among us — more hospitality and less show. Properly considered, the quality of dinner is twice blest; it blesses him that gives, and him that takes... "
The Modern Housewife: Or, Ménagère. Comprising Nearly One Thousand Receipts ... - Page 396
by Alexis Soyer - 1851 - 450 pages
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The Port Folio

Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1810
...which comes to enrich, and not to disturb us ; to find peace and not to destroy it. Such kindness " is twice blest, It blesses him that gives and him that takes." If on tlie arrival of men thus qualified in our Country, they find no institutions to foster and exercise...
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The Baltimore Reportory, of Papers on Literary and Other Topics, Volume 1

1811
...with a felicity of quotation, which we have more than once had occasion to admire in these pages, " is twice blest, It blesses him that gives and him that takes." But if it be true, and we know the picture is no caricature—we know the artist to be a very Stuart...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - History
...the Sunday school, where all rightminded teachers experience the truth of the saying, that " charity is twice blest, — 'it blesses him that gives, and him that takes ;" while it gives new information to the ignorant, it enlarges the heart of the teacher with benevolence,...
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The Oxford Thackeray: With Illustrations, Volume 5

William Makepeace Thackeray - Literary Criticism - 1829
...practised than is common among us — more hospitality and less show. Properly considered, the quality of dinner is twice blest : it blesses him that gives,...meetings — a pompous entertainment, where no love is, the least satisfactory. Why, then, do we of the middle classes persist in giving entertainments so...
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Punch, Volumes 16-17

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Sir Owen Seaman - Caricatures and cartoons - 1849
...practised than is common among us — more hospitality, and less show. Properly considered, the quality of dinner is twice blest ; it blesses him that gives,...friendliness is the best of all friendly meetings— a ponipous entertainment, where no love is, the least satisfactory. VVhy then do we of the middle classes,...
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Punch, Volumes 16-17

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Sir Owen Seaman - Caricatures and cartoons - 1849
...practised than is common among us — more hospitality, and less show, rroperly considered, the quality of dinner is twice blest ; it blesses him that gives,...meetings — a pompous entertainment, where no love is, the least satistactory. Why then do we of the middle classes, persist, in giving entertainments so...
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The Spirit of the Age, Volumes 1-2

William Henry Channing - Political Science - 1850
...practised than is common among us — more hospitality and less show. Properly considered, the quality of dinner is twice blest : it blesses him that gives...meetings; a pompous entertainment, where no love is, the least satisfactory. — [Punch. MBS. HBMANS'S HOUSE AT WAVERTREK. — The house which Mrs. Hemans...
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The promises of Christianity, an essay

William Kay - 1855
...to a minimum by ever-active benevolence ; and so, in fact, be turned into a blessing. For, " Mercy is twice blest, It blesses him that gives and him that takes." § 5. In the meantime, however, till this blessed consummation arrive, and in order that it may arrive,...
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Miscellanies: prose and verse, Volume 2

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1856
...practised than is common among us — more hospitality and less show. Properly considered, the quality of dinner is twice blest ; it blesses him that gives,...meetings — a pompous entertainment, where no love is, the least satisfactory. Why then do we of the middle classes, persist in giving entertainments so costly,...
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The Good News of God: Sermons

Charles Kingsley - Sermons, English - 1859 - 370 pages
...pure-hearted men) that charity and generosity are not only a duty, but an honour and a joy; that 'mercy is twice blest; it blesses him that gives, and him that takes ;' that giving is the highest pleasure upon earth, because it is God's own pleasure ; because the blessedness...
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