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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 Pleasures of Human Life, Examined and Enumerated: With an Entertaining ...

John Platts - 1822 - 764 Seiten
...have much more than they know what to do with. Life is often spent, either in doing nothing at all, in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing 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. It is an excellent admonition,...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - 1823
...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 VOIy. Il. G with ourselves in this...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

1823
...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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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1823 - 373 Seiten
...violently oppose? Spectator, N° 168. Concluding Series. Our lives, says Seneca, are spent -either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. Ibid. N° 93. It was necessary for the world that arts should be invented and improved, books written,...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Bände 5-6

British essayists - 1823
...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 4rang nothing that we ought to dO. We are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though...
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The Spectator, Band 1

Joseph Addison - 1824
...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,...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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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Band 2

1824
...than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are 194 THE SPECTATOR. No. 93. spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particularly all those various turns of expression and thought which are peculiar to his writings....
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The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant ...

1824 - 323 Seiten
...much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at ail, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing...are. few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in tins particular,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Vicesimus Knox - 1824 - 788 Seiten
...more than we know what to d<> with. Our lives, says he, are spent uither in doing nothing at all, or ntly, in the s «re always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That...
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The Practice of Elocution, Or A Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - 1826 - 213 Seiten
...agreeable, and an inferior — acceptable. 13. Seneca declares that we spend our lives, 6ither in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought-to-do. 14. I am persuaded — that neither death nor life ; nor angels, nor principalities, nor...
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