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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Enjoyment
 
For Solomon, he lived at ease, and full
Of honour, wealth, high fare, aimed not beyond
Higher design than to enjoy his state.
        MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. II. L. 201.
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Though throned in highest bliss
Equal to God, and equally enjoying
God-like fruition.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 305.
  2
          Who can enjoy alone?
Or all enjoying what contentment find?
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VIII. L. 365.
  3
  Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifications, but there are ways and means of compounding such matters.
        Molière—Tartuffe. Act IV. Sc. 5.
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Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest,
Know, all enjoy that pow’r which suits them best.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 79.
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  Sleep, riches, and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted.
        Richter—Flour, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces. Ch. VIII.
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  Je l’ai toujours dit et senti, la véritable jouissance ne se décrit point.
  I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
        Rousseau—Confessions. VIII.
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  You were made for enjoyment, and the world was filled with things which you will enjoy, unless you are too proud to be pleased by them, or too grasping to care for what you cannot turn to other account than mere delight.
        Ruskin—Stones of Venice. Vol. I. Ch. II.
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Res severa est verum gaudium
  A thing seriously pursued affords true enjoyment.
        Seneca—Epistles. XXIII. 3. 4.
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Quam vellem longas tecum requiescere noctes,
Et tecum longos pervigilare dies.
  How could I, blest with thee, long nights employ;
  And how with thee the longest day enjoy!
        Tibullus—Carmina. III. 6. 53.
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