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The Literary world, conducted by J. Timbs - Page 317
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Select British Classics, Volume 3

English literature - 1804
...best knows how to conceal his necessity and desires, is the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, we shall find that they...
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The miscellaneous works of OLiver Goldsmith [ed. by S. Rose].

Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Percy (bp. of Dromore.) - 1806
...best knows how to conceal his necessity and desires, is the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, we shall find that they...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 5

Oliver Goldsmith - Literary Criticism - 1809
...best knows how to conceal his necessity and desires, is the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favors, we shall find that they...
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Essays and The Bee, Volumes 1-2

Oliver Goldsmith - English essays - 1820
...best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, we shall find that they...
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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 216 pages
...best knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed ; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, there appears something...
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The British Prose Writers: Goldsmith's Essay and Bee

British prose literature - 1821
...best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, we shall find that they...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith, Irving - 1825
...best knows how to conceal his necessity and desires, is the most likely person to find redress ; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them. When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, we shall find, that...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...best knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. Goldsmith. DCCCLXI. When upon a trial a man calls witnesses to Iiis character, and those witnesses...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs]. 1st Amer. ed

Laconics - History - 1829
...best knows how to keep llis necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed; and that the true use of speech is not so much * to express our wants as to conceal them. Goldsmith. DCCCLXL When upon a trial a man calls witnesses to his character, and those witnesses...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires, is the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. Goldsmith. MCXL. A diamond, Though set in horn, is still a diamond, And sparkles as in purest gold....
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