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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 literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...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,...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. 11. To know by rote, is...
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Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young, James Robert Boyd - 1852 - 516 Seiten
...of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent ill 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 to them. 120. Brainless art : Referring...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852
...before the common interruptions of the morning begin. Our lives, says Seneca, are spent either 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, yet acting as though there would be no end of them: and though we, in general,...
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General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

1852
...before the common interruptions of the morning begin. 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. "e are always complaining that our days are few, yet acting as though there would be no end of them...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Bände 1-2

Spectator The - 1853
...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 nd thought which are peculiar to his writings. I often consider mankind...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 Seiten
...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. TIME, ITS ESTIMATE.— -Can it be called living, to pass our lives in doing nothing...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ...

Spectator The - 1853
...we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in duing nothing at all, or in doiu? nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we...there would be no end to them. That noble philosopher lis= described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, hy all those various turns of expression...
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The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ...

1853
...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,...our days are few, and acting as though there would he no end to them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistpncy with ourselves in this particular,...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp ..., Band 4

Joseph Addison - 1854
...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 philo1 De brevitate vitee ad Paulinum lib. peusiin. — C. 253 SPECTATOR. [No-...
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The Young men's magazine [afterw.] The Association, or Young men's magazine

1854
...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. GREAT GRIEFS. — The greater and more sudden the fall, the more time it requires...
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