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" There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables observing men (of which description there are always plenty in an army) invariably to find it out ; and it may be depended upon that whenever the public business ought to be kept secret, it always suffers... "
The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His ... - Page 561
by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - 1835
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Wellingtonia: Anecdotes, Maxims and Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington

John Timbs - Prime ministers - 1852 - 152 pages
...all animosity should be forgotten. There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables discerning; men invariably to find it out ; and it may be depended...secret, it always suffers when it is exposed to public view. For this reason, secrecy is always best ; and those who have been long trusted with the conduct...
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Life, Military and Civil, of the Duke of Wellington

William Hamilton Maxwell - Generals - 1852 - 497 pages
...thing done well, must do it himself." There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables discerning men invariably to find it out ; and it may be depended...secret, it always suffers when it is exposed to public view. For this reason, secrecy is always best ; and those who have been long trusted with the conduct...
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Biographical memoranda of Arthur duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - 1853
...that occasion on which it is necessary. There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables discerning men (of which description there are always plenty...secret, it always suffers when it is exposed to public view. "For this reason secrecy is always best ; and those who have been long trusted with the conduct...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - English literature - 1855 - 387 pages
...upon that occasion when it is necessary. There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables discerning men (of which description there are always plenty...it may be depended upon, that, whenever the public service ought to be kept secret, it always sutfers when it is exposed to public view." Letter of June...
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Lectures on English literature, from Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 411 pages
...upon that occasion when it is necessary. There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables discerning men (of which description there are always plenty...it may be depended upon, that, whenever the public service ought to be kept secret, it always suffers when it is exposed to public view." Letter of June...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - English literature - 1867 - 387 pages
...necessary. There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables discerning men (of which description there ara always plenty in an army) invariably to find it out ; and it may bo depended upon, that, whenever the public service ought to be kept secret, it always sulfers when...
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The Words of Wellington: Collected from His Despatches, Letters, and ...

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - 1869 - 221 pages
...that occasion on which it is necessary. There is an awkwardness in a secret which enables discerning men (of which description there are always plenty...secret, it always suffers when it is exposed to public view. For this reason secrecy is always best, and those who have been long trusted with the conduct...
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The Wellington Memorial: Wellington, His Comrades and Contemporaries

Arthur Griffiths - 1897 - 370 pages
...every occasion, it is very difficult to keep it secret on that occasion on which it is necessary. ... It may be depended upon that whenever the public business...secret, it always suffers when it is exposed to public view. For this reason secrecy is always best, and those who have been long trusted with the conduct...
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