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" It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. "
Our Monthly - Página 88
1872
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Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages

Materials - 1846
...of a wild growth. — Spectator. FROM THE BEST AUTHORS. A Secret. — It is a secret known but to a few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Steele. Effects of Prohibition. — Man seldom has a strong desire for any lawful thing that is...
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The Freemasons' Quarterly Review, and General Assurance Advocate

1848
...thousand years after their origin as on their day of birth." A SECRET. — It is a secret known but to a few, yet, of no small use in the conduct of life,...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Sleele. DOOMSDAY BOOE. — This book, in two volumes, was the tax-book of all England, except Cumberland,...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1849 - 455 páginas
...appears some slight incongruity in the combination of the words, as in the quotations following : " When you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is — ."f Properly, " fall into conversation with a man." " I wish, sir, you would animadvert frequently...
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After-Dinner Table-Talk

Chetmond Gnelyu, Esq. - 1850
...never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish we had rather left unsaid. — Swift. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing that you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear...
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The Pot of manna

1703
...they shall die like beasts, they will soon be brought to live like beasts also. It is a secret known to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life,...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. George II having ordered his gardens at Kew and Richmond to be opened, for the public, during part...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volúmenes1-2

Spectator The - 1853
...he can still be more agreeable to his company, as well as pleased in himself in being only a hearer. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. The latter is the most general desire, and 1 know very able flatterers that never speak a word in praise...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 páginas
...of our moral character, from those who are about us. — Locke. SOCIETY, A SECRET OF SUCCESS IN. — It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Steele. SOCIETY, HOW TO EXCEL IN. — To attain excellence in society, an assemblage of qualifications...
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The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ...

1853
...can still be more agreeable to his company, as well as pleased in himself, in being only an hearer. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. The latter is the more general desire, and I know very able flatterers that never speak a word in praise...
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Table-talk on Books, Men, and Manners

Robert Conger Pell - 1853 - 229 páginas
...never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish we had rather left unsaid. — Swift. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a V man's conversation, the first thing that you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ...

Spectator The - 1853
...sapit. Men and their manners I describe. n; only an hearer. It is a secret known but to few, yet of nil use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's ••ton. the first thing you should consider is, whether lie has iter inclination to hear you, or...
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