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" By degrees we let fall the remembrance of our original intention, and quit the only adequate object of rational desire. We entangle ourselves in business, immerge ourselves in luxury, and rove through the labyrinths of inconstancy, till the darkness of... "
The Letter Writer: Containing a Great Variety of Letters on the Following ... - Page 227
1827 - 276 pages
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The midwife: or, The old woman's magazine

Midwife - 1750
...Jncon" flancy, till the Darknefs of old Age begins to "* invade us, and Difeafe and Anxiety obftruct our *' Way. We then look back upon our Lives with " Horror, with Sorrow, with Repentance, and '* wifh, but too often vainly wife, that we had not " forfaken the Ways of Virtue. Happy are they,...
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The complete letter-writer; or, Polite English secretary

English secretary - 1772
...of Inconftancy, rill the D'trknefs of old Age begins to invade us, and Difeafe and Anxiety obftruct our Way. We then look back upon our Lives with Horror, with Sorrow, with Repentance; and wiili, but too often vainly wifh, that \ve had not forfaken the Ways of Virtue. Happy are they, my...
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The Complete Letter-writer: Containing Familiar Letters on the Most Common ...

Business & Economics - 1778 - 249 pages
...of inconttancy, till the darknefs-of old age begins to invade us, and difeafe and anxiety obftruct our way. We then look back upon our lives with horror, with forrow, with repentance ; and with, but too often vainly with, that we had not forfaken the ways of...
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British Classics

Edward Francis Burney, Richard Corbould - 1785
...labyrinths of iriconuancy,till the darknefi of old age begins to invade us, and difcafe and anxiety obftruil our way. We then look, back upon our • lives with horror, with forrow, with repentance; and wiih, but too often vainly wi(h, that we had not forfaken the ways of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...inconftancy, till the darknefs 5 ' "of <c " of 9ld age begins to invade us, and difeafe and " anxiety obftruct our way. We then look back " upon our lives with horror, with forrow, with 'c repentance ; and wifh, but too often vainly wifh, " that we had not forfaken the ways...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
..." of 3ST065. THE RAMBLER. 417 " of old age begins to invade us, and difeafe and " anxiety obftruct our way. We then look back " upon our lives with horror, with forrow, with " repentance ; and wifh, but too often vainly wifh, " that we had not forfaken the ways...
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1788
...of inconftancy till the darknefs of old age begins to invade us, and difeafe and anxiety obftruŁt our way. We then look back upon our lives with horror, with forrow, with repentance, and wifh, but too often vainly wifh, that we had not forfaken the ways of...
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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...of inconfiancy, till the darknefs of old age begins to invade us, and difeafe and anxiety obftruit our way. We then look back upon our lives with horror, with forrow, with repentance ; and vviiii, but too often vainly wifh, that we had not forfakcn the ways...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1799 - 356 pages
...of inconftancy ; till the darknefs of old age begins to invade us, and difeafe and anxiety obftruct our way. We then look back upon our lives with horror, with forrow, with repentance; and wifh, but too often vainly wifh, that we had not forfaken the ways of...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others].

1801
...inconftancy, till the "•'darknefs of old age begins to invade us, and dif" eafe and anxiety obftruct our way. We then , " look back upon our lives with horror, with for" row, with repentance ; and wifh, but too often " vainly wifh, that we had not forfaken the ways...
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