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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.... "
An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ... - Page 190
by Noah Webster - 1809 - 230 pages
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The Spectator: ...

1718
...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...are few, and acting as though there would be no End of them. That noble Philolbpher. has deicribed our Inconfiftency with our felves in this Particular,...
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...with. Our Lives, fays he, are fpent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the Purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do: We are always complaining our Days are few, and afting as though there would oe no End of them. That noble Philofopher has defcribed our Inconfiftency...
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The Gentleman's Library: Containing Rules for Conduct in All Parts of Life ...

Gentleman - 1744 - 440 pages
...with. Our Hours, fays he, are 'either fpent in doing nothing at all, or doing nothing to the Purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always Complaining cur Days are hit few, and afftng as tbougb there would be no End of them. iTws although the whole Life...
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The Perth magazine of knowledge and pleasure, Volume 2

1772
...with. Our lives are fpent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe, or elfe in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, yet a;Tting as if there would be no end to them. We with away whole -years,...
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The Oxford Magazine: Or, Universal Museum, Volumes 8-9

1772
...\Хт lives are [pent either in doins; nothing at all, or in doing nothhg со Hie purj.ofe, or elfe in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining tliar our days arc few, vet aftiog as if there Would 1* no end to them. We wi(h way whole years,...
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The Moral Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Select Pieces, in Prose and Verse ...

English literature - 1773 - 376 pages
...Our lives, faith he, are fpent either ,in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do : we are always complaining our days are few, and ading as though there would be no end of them. That noble philofopher has defcribed our inconfiftency...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 4

1786
...more than ' we know what todo with. Ourlives,' fays he, ' are I'pent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing that we ought to do: we are always complaining our days are few, and ailing аз though there would be no end of them.' That noble philofopher has defcribed our inconfiftency...
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The Berwick Museum, Or, Monthly Literary Intelligencer: Forming and ...

1787
...with. Our lives are either fpent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe, or elfe in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, yet ading as if there would be no end to them. We wifli awaywhole years, and...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1801 - 392 pages
...oppose? Spectator, N 163. \ Conchiding Series. Our lives, says Seneca, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. Ibid. N 93. It was necessary for the world that arts should be invented and improved, books written,...
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The Addisonian miscellany, a selection from the Spectator, Tatler, and ...

Joseph Addison - 1801
...with. Our lives, fays he, are fpent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to die purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days arc few, and actmg as if there could be no end of them. That noble philofopher has defcribed...
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