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" Key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that's the stuff Life is made of, as Poor Richard says. How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep, forgetting that The sleeping Fox catches... "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ... - Page 324
1826 - 407 pages
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...that fhould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its lervice ; but idlenefs taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is fpent in abfolute floth or doing of nothing, with that which is fpent in- idle employments, or amufements...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by brrhging on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like...rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always bright," as poor Richard says— " But dost thou love life, then do not squander...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service : but idleness taxes many ot us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or in doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments or amusements, that amount to nothing....
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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...government thatshould tax it's people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in it'sservice; but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon...which is spent in idle employments, or amusements which amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like rust,...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens...rust, consumes faster than labour wears, •while the used key is always bright," as poor Richard says. " But dost thou love life, then do not squander time,...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...government thatshould tax it's people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in it's service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon...which is spent in idle employments, or amusements which amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust,...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...absolute sloth or doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments, or amusements which amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases,...rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the key used is always bright," as poor Richard says. "But ilost tliou love life? then do not squander time,...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...one-tenth part of their time, to be enployed in its service: But idleness taxes many of us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens...rust, consumes faster than " labour wears, while The used key is always bright," as Poor Richard says. — " But dost thou lore life? " then do not squander...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many ef us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens...rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the tued key is always bright," as Poor Richard says. — " But dost thou love life, then do not squander...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813
...government that ihould tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service j but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute hloth, or doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments, or amusements that amount...
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