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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 Art of Reading, Or, Rules for the Attainment of a Just and Correct ...

John Walker - 1826 - 68 Seiten
...other, so us to farm an antithesis, the first part must terminate with the rising inflection. EXAMPLES. We. are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there should be no end of them. Spectator, No 93 1 imagined lliut I was admitted into a long, spacious gallery,...
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The Mental Guide: Being a Compend of the First Principles of Metaphysics ...

1828 - 384 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,...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 second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 80 Seiten
...and yet have mdch more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says be, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...complaining our days are few, and acting as though there wonld be no end- of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in...
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Lion, Band 2

1828
...have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them." A contemporary political writer makes the following just remarks on the deplorable state...
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An Illustration of the Principles of Elocution ...

William Brittainham Lacey - 1828 - 300 Seiten
...a sentence, and the falling slide at the end of it. Our lives, says Seneca, consist either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. 11. When negation is opposed to affirmation, the former has the rising, and the latter the falling...
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The Lion [ed. by R. Carlile]., Band 2

...have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining oar days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them." not th« eyei of Ms victim,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Band 1

John Timbs - 1829
...shortness 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,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. — Seneca. CXLL In little trades more cheats and lying Are used in selling, than in buying;...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Band 1

John Timbs - 1829
...shortness 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,...are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. — Seneca. CXLI. In little trades more cheats and lying Are used in selling, than in buying;...
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The Monthly Repository, and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Band 1

1831
...(says Seneca,) and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that pur days are few, and acting as though there would be It was a memorable practice of Vespasian,...
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The Monthly Repository & Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Band 1

1831
...(says Seneca,) and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or 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...
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