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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 Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Band 1

1831
...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." In short, that noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Band 2

1832
...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 Saturday Magazine, Band 2

1833
...(says Seneca.) and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are cither spent 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. THE PRODIGAL SON. No words...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1833 - 304 Seiten
...estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire." " 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 oilght to do." Falling Inflection. So instinctively does bold and strong passion express itself by...
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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1833 - 404 Seiten
...estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire." " Our lives, (says Seneca,) are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that wa ought to do. FALLING INFLECTION. The general principle suggested under Rule V, is. to be borne in...
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Progressive Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: Particularly Designed to ...

Richard Green Parker - 1835 - 144 Seiten
...source he bent in humble, though blind adoration. 609. 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. 610. It was necessary for the world that arts should be invented and improved, books written and transmitted...
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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1835 - 404 Seiten
...at honors, then to retire." " Our lives, (says Seneca,) are spent either in doing nothing at -ill, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. PALLING INFLECTION. The general principle suggested under Rule V, is to be borne in mind here. In the...
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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Bände 1-2

1836
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, arc spent either in doing erity. For this reason they often represent an illustrious...other dress that never varies. I could wish for the of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837
...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 Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1838 - 304 Seiten
...estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire." " 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." Falling Inflection. So instinctively does bold and strong passion express itself by this turn of voice,...
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