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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 Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...diem, quam minimum credula postero. . Hon. 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 described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Band 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...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 described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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Lectures to the Young...

Robert May - 1812 - 246 Seiten
...and yet we have much more than we know what to do with ; our days are either spent in doing no. thing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose ; or in doing that which we ought not to do," take away the time that has been lost or wasted, and the time spent...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1814 - 230 Seiten
...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,...ought to do : we are always complaining our days are tew, and acting as "though there would be no end to them. That noble philosopher has described our...
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A General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: To ...

George Fulton - 1814 - 407 Seiten
...sense; ai, " Our lives, says Stneca, are spent — either in doing nothing at all', or in doing nuthing to the pur'pose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do." . • RULES. I. Every period, whether direct or inverted, requires the rising inflexion on the accenwl...
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The beauties of The Spectator 2nd ed., revised and enlarged with The vision ...

Spectator The - 1816
...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 described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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Elegant extracts, Band 55

Elegant extracts - 1816
...doing nothing at all, or doing nothing to the purpate, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We ace always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would ic no cod of them. That noble philosopher hai described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson, Band 37

British essayists - 1819
...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 described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

1822 - 771 Seiten
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent, either in doing r the Piazzas. By this means I have not only lost...used to place for sixpence a piece, over against Mrs arc few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1822 - 383 Seiten
...violently oppose ? Ibid. JVo. 168. Conducting Series. Our lives, says Seneca, are spent cither in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. Ibid. JVo. 93. ft was necessary for the world that arts should be invented and improved. books written...
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