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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4370
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Bee. No. iii. Oct. 20, 1759.
 
Note 1.
See Young, Quotation 64. [back]
 

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