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" The pleasantest part of a man's life is generally that which passes in courtship, provided his passion be sincere, and the party beloved kind with discretion. Love, desire, hope, all the pleasing motions of the soul, rise in the pursuit. "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 31
edited by - 1806
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Constructive English: Derivation, Spelling, Pronunciation, Grammar, Usage ...

Francis Kingsley Ball - 1923 - 458 pages
...to sum up the subject does not change the punctuation. Do not add a dash to the comma before all.) Love, desire, hope, all the pleasing motions of the soul, rise in the pursuit. ADDISON. D. In compound predicate. 1. She suddenly bowed her head, and wept. (The comma is necessary...
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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, Volume 1

Henry Fielding - 1975 - 990 pages
...from This World to the Next (1. ix.). 2 Joseph Addison in The Spectator, No. 261 (29 December 1711): 'The pleasantest Part of a Man's Life is generally...pleasing Motions of the Soul rise in the Pursuit.' Captain made his Advances in Form, the Citadel was defended in Form, and at length, in proper Form,...
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Fictions of Modesty: Women and Courtship in the English Novel

Ruth Bernard Yeazell - 1991 - 306 pages
...why Addison thought "the pleasantest Part of a Man's Life," as he famously remarked in the Spectator, "is generally that which passes in Courtship." Provided...sincere, and the Party beloved kind with Discretion" the Spectator's idea of modesty, was, as always, rather less ardent than Rousseau's "Love,...
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The Ladies' Companion

1858
...of unmingled pleasure and successive amusement. The pleasantest part of a man's life (says Addison) is generally that which passes in courtship, provided his passion be sincere, and the party beloved be kind, with discretion. Love, desire, hope, and all the pleasing emotions of the soul, rise in the...
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Godey's Magazine, Volume 49

1854
...of unmingled pleasure and successive amusement. The pleasantest part of a man's life (says Addison) is generally that which passes in courtship, provided his passion be sincere, and the party beloved bo kind, with discretion. Lore, desire, hope, and all the pleasing emotions of the soul rise in the...
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Williams Literary Monthly, Volume 16

1900
...make our college-coming almost the most enjoyable events we ever experience. Addison once wrote that the " pleasantest part of a man's life is generally that which passes in courtship ; " but, though that, indeed, must be a most exciting and beautiful time there is so much of trembling...
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