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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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Oldham's Amusing and Instructive Reader: A Course of Reading, Original and ...

Oliver Oldham - 1854 - 384 páginas
...offers it, wears a ring set with diamonds.—Franklin. A SECRET KNOWN TO FEW. It is a secret known to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life,...greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him.—Addison. SLANDER. No; 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms...
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Student and Family Miscellany, Volumen9

1854
...and let me tell you, good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.—Izaak Walton. 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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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...Talk flows out with unoffensive copiousness, and unenvied insipidity. (Kcmbersatton, — steeie. TT is a Secret known but to few, yet of no small use...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. Sir William Temple. TN Conversation, Humour is more than Wit, Easiness more than Knowledge ; few desire...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856
...school but by the proxie of an usher. — Fuller. cxux. I.,. a It is a secret known but to few, yet ef no small use in the conduct of life, that when you...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Steele. ClJ W To smaller ends of Greek Or Latin be ihe rhetorique Of pedants counted, and vain-glorious,...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...they grow negligent, and scorn to touch the school but by the proxie of an usher. — Fuller. CXLIX. It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use...conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether fie has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. — Steele. CL. To smatter...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others].

Spectator The - 1857
...can still be more agreeable to his company, as well as pleased in himself, in being only a nearer. 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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The Guardian, Volúmenes8-9

1857
...more than knowledge There is speaking well, speaking easily, speaking justly and speaking reasonably. When you fall into a man's conversation, the first...consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear yon, or that you should hear him. He who is sedulously attentive — who pointedly asks, coolly answers...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1859 - 435 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." " 1 wish, sir, you would animadvert frequently...
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Friends for the fireside: recollections [&c.].

Anne Mathews - 1860
...act of injustice ; it is an encroachment on the common right of mankind. It is a secret known to very few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that...inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. He that converses not with man, knoweth nothing. To subject ourselves to inconvenience, is the rule...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1860 - 435 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." " 1 wish, sir, you wouid animadvert frequently...
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