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" Sickness is a sort of early old age ; it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand volumes of philosophers and divines. It gives so warning a concussion to those props of our vanity,... "
A manual of essays, selected from various authors - Page 73
by Manual - 1809
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The guardian

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1714
...than a thoufand Volumes of Philofophers ' and Divines. It gives fo warning a Concuffionto thoŁe 4 Props of our Vanity, our Strength and Youth, that we ' think of fortifying our felves within, when there is fo ' little dependence on our Outworks. Youth, at <he vc' ry beff,...
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Mr. Pope's literary correspondence for thirty years; from 1704 to 1734 ...

Alexander Pope - Literary Collections - 1735 - 439 pages
...Sicknefs is a fort of early old age; it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly ftate, and infpires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand volumes of philofophers and divines. It gives fo warning a concuffion to thofe props of our vanity, our ftrength...
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The school of action; a comedy

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1809 - 696 pages
...Sickness is a sort of early old age : it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand...ourselves within, when there is so little dependence upon our out-works. Youth, at the very best, is but a betrayer of human life in a gentler and smoother...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...Sickness is a sort of early old age ; it teaches us a diffidence in our eartlJy state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand...fortifying ourselves within, when there is so little dependance upon our out-works. Youth at the very best is but a betrayer of human life in a gentler...
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a tliousand volumes of philosophers and divines. It gives so warning...ourselves within, when there is so little dependence upon our outworks. Youth, at the very best, is but a betrayer of human life in a gentler and smoother...
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Classical English letter-writer: or, Epistolary selections designed to ...

Frank Elizabeth - 1814
...Sickness is a sort of early old age. It teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand...ourselves within, when there is so little dependence upon our outworks. Youth, at the very best, is but a betrayer of human life, in a gentler and smoother...
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Classical English Letter-writer: Or, Epistolary Selections; Designed to ...

Elizabeth Frank - Letter-writing - 1814 - 368 pages
...Sickness is a sort of early old age. It teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand...ourselves within, when there is so little dependence upon our outworks. Youth, at the very best, is but a betrayer of human life, in a gentler and smoother...
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A Collection of Moral and Interesting Epitaphs, and Remarkable Monumental ...

William Henney - Epitaphs - 1814 - 120 pages
...Sickness is a sort of early old age; it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand...It gives so warning a concussion to those props of onr vanity, our strength and youth, that we think of fo.ftifying ourselves within, when there is so...
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Classical English Letter-writer, Or, Epistolary Selections: Designed to ...

English letters - 1816 - 321 pages
...Sickness is a sort of early old age. It teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, ainl inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand volumes of philosophers aiid divines. It gives so warning a concussion to those props of our vanity, our strength and youth,...
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The New Universal Letter Writer, Or, Complete Art of Polite Correspondence ...

Hogan, David (Publisher) - Letter writing - 1818 - 251 pages
...teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thought of a future, better'thana thousand volumes of philosophers and divines; it gives...warning a concussion to those props of our vanity, i» r strength, and youth, that we 'then think of fortifying ourselves within when there is so* little...
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