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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 - 1868
...inflection before, and the falling inflection after it.* EXAMPLES. (a.) We are always complaining that oar days are few', and acting as though there would be no end* of them. Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's' eye, but perceivest not the beam that...
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Biblical notes and queries

1869
...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, or in doing what we ought not to do ; we are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would...
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The Works of Joseph Addison

1870
...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 always complaining our days are few, and acting aa though there would be no end of them.' That noble phik sopher has described our inconsistency with...
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The Young Ladies' Treasure Book: A Complete Cyclopædia of Practical ...

1870 - 890 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,...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. TIME. — An...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D. Thomas ..., Band 23

David Thomas - 1870
...shortness of time, and yet we have 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.'" Alfred the Great was one...
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The Quiver: An Illustrated Magazine for Sunday and General Reading

1870
...shortness of time ; and yet we have 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, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We aro always complaining that our days arc few, and acting as though there would bo no end of them."...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice Selections ...

1884
...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, or in doing nothing that we ought to do; we i;re always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them....
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The biblical museum, Band 3

James Comper Gray - 1872 - 384 Seiten
...— I. There is a wondrous fitness in Christ's character, to meet the condition of sinners. Put on 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.'' — Soneca. t /. Panant....
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The Manchester almanack

1873
...have much more than we know what to do with.' Our lives are spent either in doing nothing ;it a 11 , 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 u though there would be no end of them. — Senic*. A WAWT 'of occupation...
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Horæ Otiosæ. Thoughts of many minds, collected in leisure hours of ...

Horae, Henry Holmes JOY - 1873 - 347 Seiten
...FlightofTime. time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either 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 to them. It was said by Seneca :...
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