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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: An essay on the life and genius of ... - Page 104
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803
...ourselves in business, immerge ourselves ' in luxury, and rove through the labyrinth of incon' stancy, till the darkness of old age begins to invade ' us, and disease and anxiety obstruct our way. We 1 then look back upon our lives with horror, -with sor' row, with repentance ; and -wish, but too often...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...original intention, and quit the only adequate object of rational desire 5 we entangle ourselves m business, immerge ourselves in luxury, and rove through...labyrinths of inconstancy, till the darkness of old age begin to invade us, andñdisease and anxiety obstruct our way ; we then look back upon our lives with...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson

1806
...immerge ourselves in luxury, and " rove throng hthe labyrinths of inconstancy, till " the iZarkness of old age begins to invade us, and «' disease and...«' often vainly wish, tha.t we had not forsaken the ' way of virtue. Happy are they, ray son, who ' shall learn from thy example not to despair, but «...
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The British Essayists, Volume 20

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...the remembrance " of our original intention, and quit the only adequate " object of rational desire. We entangle ourselves in " business, immerge ourselves..." through the labyrinths of inconstancy, till the dark" ness of old age begins to invade us, and disease and " anxiety obstruct our way. We then look...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...tional desire. We entangle ourselves in business, " immerge ourselves in luxury, and rove through " ttie labyrinths of inconstancy, till the darkness " of...obstruct our way. We then look back upon " our lives with horrour, with sorrow, with repent" ance; and wish, but too often vainly wish, that " we had not forsaken...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...the remembrance of our original inten<c tion, and quit the only adequate object of ra" tional desire. We entangle ourselves in business, " immerge ourselves...labyrinths of inconstancy, till the darkness " of " of old age begins to invade us, and disease and 1 " anxiety obstruct our way. We then look back upon...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The Rambler

English essays - 1811
...fall the remembrance of our original intention, and quit the only adequate object of rational desire. We entangle ourselves in business, immerge ourselves...not forsaken the ways of virtue. Happy are they, my sdn, who shall learn from thy example not to despair, but shall remember, that though the day is past,...
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The Spanish language, la gramática inglesa, and the English reader

Nicolas Gouin Dufief - Commercial correspondence, Spanish - 1811
...fall the remembrance of our original intention, and quit the only adequate object of rational desire. We entangle ourselves in business, immerge ourselves...sorrow, with repentance ; and wish, but too often vainly wis , that we had not forsaken the ways of virtue. Happy are they, my son, who shall learn from thy...
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The Arts and Sciences Abridged: With a Selection of Pieces, from Celebrated ...

Charles Peirce - Textbooks - 1811 - 216 pages
...intention, and quit the only adequateobject of rational desire. We entangle ourselves ia business, immcrge ourselves in luxury, and rove through the labyrinths...anxiety obstruct our way. We then look back upon our live* with horror, with sorrow, with . repentance ; and wish, but -too often vainly wish, that we had...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson

Alexander Chalmers - 1812
...fall the remembrance of our original intention, and quit the only adequate object of rational desire. We entangle ourselves in business, immerge ourselves...obstruct our way. We then look back upon our lives with horrour, with sorrow, with repentance; and wish, but too often vainly wish, that we had not forsaken...
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