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" WE all of us complain of the shortness of time, saith Seneca, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do.... "
An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ... - Seite 190
von Noah Webster - 1809 - 230 Seiten
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Band 7

British essayists - 1802
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has detcribed onr inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1802
...st to do. We are always complaining our js are few, and acting as though there would 09 i no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, by all those various turns of expression and thought which are peculiar to his writings. I often consider...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1802 - 240 Seiten
...arc fpent either in doing nothing at ail, or in doing nothing ta the purpofe, or in doing no' thing that we ought to do ; we are always complaining our days are few, and aâing as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has, defcribed our inconfiilency...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

1804
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has deseribed our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1804 - 225 Seiten
...Our lives, fays lie, are fpent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do ; we are always complaining our days are few, and afting as though there would be no end to them. That noble philofopher has defcribed our inconfirtency...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1804 - 236 Seiten
...and yei have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought 10 do ; we are always complaining cur tlays are few, and acting as though there would be no end of...
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The British Essayists, Band 7

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...do with. " Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to ihe purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do....are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That iioble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We «re always complaining our days are few, and acting "3 though there would be no end of them. That...
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The baptist Magazine

1864
...of time, and yet have much more than we know what to. do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. So wrote Seneca hundreds...
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1810 - 379 Seiten
...to form an antithesis, the first part must always terminate with the rising inflee* tiou. EXAMPLES. We are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there should be no end of them. Spectator, No. 93. I imagined that I was admitted into a long spacious gallery,...
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