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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 Pocket Lacon: Comprising Nearly One Thousand Extracts from the ..., Band 1

John Taylor - 1839
...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. cxxn. The Mind. — The mind has a certain vegetative power, which cannot be wholly...
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THE PENNY SUNDAY READER

J. G. F - 1839
...time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing, 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 of them.—Seneca. How little reliance...
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The Rhetorical Reader Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1839
...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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The Works of Joseph Addison, Bände 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842
...and yet have much more than we 'know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing ons, are only to receive their first rudiments of existence of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 Seiten
...antithetic members;" — the first part always concluding with the emphatic rising inflexion. EXAMPLES. " We are always complaining our days are few", and ac'ting/ as though there should be no en'd-of-them." " The pleasures of the imagination/ are not so gro'ss/ as those of sense",...
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Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages

Materials - 1846
...shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Oar 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. CXXII. The Mind.— The mind has a certain vegetative power, which cannot be wholly...
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The English Presbyterian Messenger

1860
...of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our live» arc 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 our dnys are few, and acting as if there would be no end of them. — Seneca. Repentance is not...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - 1849 - 432 Seiten
...he bent in humble, .though blind adoration. 644. 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. * Pronounced tjttire. 645. It was necessary for the world that arts should be inrented and improved,...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1835 - 304 Seiten
...arrive at honours, then toretire." " ^ur lives, (says Seneca,) are spent either in doing nothing at 411, 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...
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A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849 - 311 Seiten
...itself, but was modified and restrained by the latter." Example. — " We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them." »The vocal function is well exhibited in sentences of this class : the tone of utterance...
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