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" All promise is poor dilatory man, And that through every stage. When young, indeed, In full content we sometimes nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves, and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool; Knows... "
Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young - Seite 425
von Samuel Johnson - 1810
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Bell's Edition, Bände 87-88

John Bell - 1796
...consign ; The thing they cann't but purpose they postpone. 'Tis not in folly not to scorn a fool, 410 And scarce in human wisdom to do more. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry stage. When young, indeed, In full content we sometimes nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves,...
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Night Thoughts

Edward Young - 1798 - 386 Seiten
...excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hands is Folly's vails ; That lodg'd in Fate's, to Wisdom they consign ; The thing they...postpone : 'Tis not in folly, not to scorn a fool; 410 And scarce in human wisdom to do more. All promise is poor dilatory Man, And that through ev'ry...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 392 Seiten
...another opportunity of show ng how important to the sense is a particular inflexion on a particular word. 'Tis not In folly not to scorn a fool ; And scarce in human wisdom to do more. If we do not give folly the emphasis with the falling inflexion, the thought will be scarcely intelligible....
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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1802 - 361 Seiten
...excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hand's is Folly's vails ; That lodg'd in fate's, to wisdom they consign ; The thing they...do more. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry stage : When young, indeed, In full content we, sometimes, nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves-,...
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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1802 - 361 Seiten
...excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hand's is Folly's vails ; That lodg'd in fate's, to wisdom they consign; The thing they...do more. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry stage : When young, indeed, In full content we, sometimes, nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves;...
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The Works of the Author of The Night-thoughts, Band 2

Edward Young - 1802
...life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hand's is Folly's vails; That lodg'd in Jale's, to wisdom they consign; The thing they can't but purpose,...do more. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry stage: When young, indeed, In full content we, sometimes, nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves-,...
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The Works of the Author of The Night-thoughts: In Three Volumes, Band 2

Edward Young - 1802 - 383 Seiten
...; That lodg'd in fate's, to wisdom they consign; The thing they can't but purpose, they postpone j 'Tis not in folly, not to scorn a fool; And scarce...do more. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry stage: When young, indeed, In full content we, sometimes, nobly rest, Unarixious for ourselves;...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young: With the Life of ..., Band 1

Edward Young - 1805
...excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hands is Folly's vails; That kxlg'd in Fate's to Wisdom they consign ; The thing they...do more. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry stage. When young, indeed/ In full content we sometimes nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves,...
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The Complaint, Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1805 - 258 Seiten
...lodg'd in their own hands is folly's vails; H6w excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! That lodg'd in fate's, to wisdom they consign ; The thing they...scorn a fool; And scarce in human wisdom to do more. AH promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry stage: when young, indeed, In full content we,...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 Seiten
...excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hands is Folly's vails; That lodg'd in Fate's, to Wisdom they consign; The thing they...purpose, they postpone; 'Tis not in Folly, not to scorn a foot; And scarce in human wisdom to do move. All Promise is poor dilatory man, And that thro' ev'ry...
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