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" tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of... "
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 Seiten
...deliberate surprise ! Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead; 390 day. 55 — I, long before the blissful hour arrives,...chant, in lonely peace, the spousal verse Of this great Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm, "That all men are about to live, Forever on the brink...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 Seiten
...deliberate surprise ! Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; 390 e I`0 I`0 I`0 Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm, "That all men are about to live, Forever on the brink...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 Seiten
...surprise 1 Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; 3go Thus/on, thing Upon the dull earth dwelling : To her let us...the eyes, 5 With gazing fed ; and fancy dies In the Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm, "That all men are about to live, Forever on the brink...
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The Naturalist in a Boarding School

William A. Murrill - 1919 - 276 Seiten
...rhyme, And a broader sweep, and a surge sublime As it blends with the ocean of Years. Benjamin F. Taylor Procrastination is the thief of time — Year after...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. Young Time wasted is existence, used is life. Young Youth is not rich in time, it may be poor; Part...
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A History of English Literature; a Practical Text-book

Edward Albert - 1923 - 542 Seiten
...itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates Eternity to man. (2) Be wise to-day : 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead; Thus...strange? That 'tis so frequent, this is stranger still. YOUNG, Night Thoughts 5. What is the object of Swift in the following satirical passage? How does he...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Band 3

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 Seiten
...; 't is madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time...not so frequent, would not this be strange ? That 't is so frequent, this is stranger still. Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm, " That...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - 1989 - 645 Seiten
...Line 390 in "Night I" of Edward Young's (1683-1765) Night Thoughts (1742); in context (lines 390-93): "Procrastination is the thief of time: / Year after...moment leaves / The vast concerns of an eternal scene." 17.650 (685:28-29). 4.502-3n. Philip Bcaufoy - See 17.650 (685:29). Doctor Dick - The pseudonym of...
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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - 2004 - 302 Seiten
...Flood: It is the Signal that demands Dispatch; How much is to be done ? Be wise To-day, 'tis Madness to defer; Next day the fatal Precedent will plead; Thus...strange? That 'tis so frequent, This is stranger still. FEBRUARY Affect not that vain Levity of Thought, Which sets Religion, Virtue, all at nought. For true...
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