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That you should delight to come once a year to the fountain of intelligence and pleasure , is very natural ; but both information and pleasure must be regulated by propriety . Pleasure , which cannot be obtained but by unseasonable or ...
“ It is a diminution of pleasure , to be sure ; but I do not say a diminution of nappiness . There is more happiness in being rational . ” Boswell . “ But if we could have pleasure always , should not we be happy ?
A great part of our industry , and all our ingenuity is exercised in procuring pleasure ; and , Sir , a hungry man has not the same pleasure in eating a plain dinner , that a hungry man has in eating a luxurious dinner .
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