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" Take, rather than give, the tone of the company you are in. If you have parts, you will show them, more or less, upon every subject; and, if you have not, you had better talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than of your own choosing. "
Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son - Page 343
by Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1827
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Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope - Philosophy, English - 1810
...you impatience under your affliction. Take, rather than give, the tone of the company you are in. If you have parts you will show them, more or less, upon every suhject ; and if you have nnt, you had hetter talk sillily upon a suhject of other people's than of...
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Lord Chesterfield's Advice to His Son, on Men and Manners: Or, A New System ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1815 - 333 pages
...a good while, often occasions a temporary alienation ou each side. r Avoid argument , if possible. Avoid , as much as you can , in mixed companies , argumentative , polemical conversations ; which certainly indispose, for a time, the contending parties towards each other ; and , if the con56 Contradite...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...provokes a second.—Sterne. DLXXXIH. Take, rather than give, the tone of the company you are in. If you have parts, you will show them, more or less,...talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than your own choosing.—Chesterfield. DLXXXIV. Mr. Locke has somewhere made a distinction between a madman...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...provokes a second. — Sterne. DLXXXm. Take, rather than give, the tone of the company you are in. If you have parts, you will show them, more or less,...talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than your own choosing. — Chesterfield. DLXXXIV. Mr. Locke has somewhere made a distinction between a...
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Practical Morality; Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1831 - 275 pages
...Adopt rather than give the subject. Take, rather than give, the subject of the company you are in. If you have parts, you will show them, more or less, upon every subject ; and if you have not, you had hetter talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than of your own choosing. Conceal your learning...
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A collection of interesting and instructive lessons, intended as a sequel to ...

James Campbell (teacher of English.) - 1832
...knows: take, rather than give the subject of the company you are in. If you have parts, you will shew them, more or less, upon every subject ; and, if you...better talk sillily upon a sub'ject of other people's choosing than of your own. inattention which I mean. I have seen many people who, while you are speaking...
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Lord chesterfield's advice to his son, on men and manners [selections from ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1836
...hearers. Take, rather than give, the tone of the company you are in. If you have parts you will shew them more or less upon every subject ; and if you...talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than any of your own choosing. LEIHN THE CHARACTERS OF THE COMPANY BEFORE YOU TALK MUCH. — Inform yourself...
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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Conduct of life - 1841 - 275 pages
...Adopt rather than give the subject. Take, rather than give, the subject of the company you are in. If you have parts, you will show them, more or less, upon every subject; and if you have not, you bad better talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than of your own choosing. Conceal your learning...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 82

1845
...better hold your tongue than them. ; : ' Take rather than give the tone of the company you are in. If you have parts, you will show them, more or less, upon every subject; and if you had not, you had better talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than of your own choosing. ,,...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 48; Volume 82

English literature - 1845
...better hold yoar tongue than them. ' Take rather than give the tone of the company you are in. If yon have parts, you will show them, more or less, upon every subject; and if you had not, you had better talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than of your own choosing. '...
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