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Joke ID 70

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [56] from page : 50
>> Joke: 70

Solitude.

Crowded towns and busy societies may delight the unthinking and the gay, but solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. In solitude the mind gains strength, and learns to lean upon herself; in the world it seeks or accepts of a few treacherous supports— the feigned compassion of one, the flattery of a second, the civilities of a third, the friendship of a fourth— they all deceive, and bring the mind back to retirement, reflection, and books.

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  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 50
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben