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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.... "
Principles and Method in the Study of English Literature - Page 65
by William MacPherson (M. A.) - 1908 - 92 pages
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The Spectator, Volume 2

Literary Collections - 1718 - 342 pages
...he, are {pent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the Purpofc, or in doing rsthing that we ought to do: We are always complaining our...and acting as though there would be no End of them. That noble Philolbpher. has deicribed our Inconfiftency with our felves in this Particular, by all...
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The Prose Epitome: Or, Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining ...

English literature - 1792 - 456 pages
...nothing to the purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We arc always complaining our days arc few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philofopher has defcribcd our inconliftcncy with ourfelvcs in this particular by all thofe...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...their flight ; Instant the fleeting pleasure seize, Nor trust to-.morrow's doubtful light. FRANCIS. WE all of us complain of the shortness of time, saith...and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has detcribed onr inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, by all thoğe...
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The Spectator, Volume 110

1913
...make swift haste away ; Then seize the present, use thy prime, Nor trust another day. CREECH. vV E all of us complain of the shortness of time, saith...and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, by all those...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1803
...present, use thy prime, Nor trust another day. CREECH. l of us complain of the shortness of time, saitli Seneca, and yet have much more than we know what to...and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, by all those...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...in jest, and then* were no such thing as rule and distincSTEELE. ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF TIME. No. 93. WE all of us complain of the shortness of time, saith...and acting as though there would be no end of them. That noble philosopher has deseribed our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, by all those...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - Readers - 1804 - 236 pages
...nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought 10 do ; we are always complaining cur tlays are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them, 'i hat noble philosopher has describee1 our inconsistency •with ourselves in this particular, by...
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The British Essayists, Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...do with. " Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to ihe purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do....and acting as though there would be no end of them. That iioble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular, by all those...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - Popular culture - 1809 - 226 pages
...and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, sre spent either in dping nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose,...are few, and acting as though there would be no. end to them. That noble philosopher has described our inconsistency with ourselves in this particular,...
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The baptist Magazine

...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. So wrote Seneca hundreds of years ago. It was true in his time ; it is true now. Men are continually...
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