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" There is certainly no greater felicity, than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed ; to trace our own progress in existence, by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. "
The works of Samuel Johnson - Page 267
by Samuel Johnson - 1816
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A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps, Volume 6

Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan - Natural theology - 1794
...were never to have a beginning.* There certainly is no greater happiness (and in this all will agree) than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed; and to trace our own progress in existence, by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. Ought...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...it in his way; but he who catches it in retrospection, turns back to find it. Idler, vol. i, p. in. There is certainly no greater happiness than to be...by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. It ought therefore to be the care of those who wish to pass the last hours with com" Q2 fort, ,fort,...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - English language - 1808
...which invites them to repose ; but to slumber upon it is death. There is certainly no greater felicity, than to be able •to look back on a life usefully...by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. It ought therefore to be the care of those, who wish to pass the last hours with comfort, to 1 v up...
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The fruits of reflection; or, Moral remembrances on various subjects

Elizabeth Helme - 1809
...from such dangers in future, they will surely be useful. There is no greater happintss on earth thtfn to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed — to trace our progress through this vale of sorrow and temptation without disgrace or oppression, — to see honour...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...heav'n itself upon the past lias pow'r, But what has been has been, and J have had my hour. DRYDEN, There is certainly no greater happiness than to be...shame nor sorrow. Life, in which nothing has been done pr suffered to distinguish one day from another, is to him that has passed it, as if it had never been,...
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The Arts and Sciences Abridged: With a Selection of Pieces, from Celebrated ...

Charles Peirce - Textbooks - 1811 - 216 pages
...; and, lastly, that it is most conducive to our happiness. There is certainly no greater felicity, than to be able to look back on a life usefully and...by such tokens -as excite neither shame nor sorrow. It ought therefore to be the care of thoie who wish to pass the last hours with comfort, to lay up...
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Works, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...Hqav'n itself upon die past has pow'r. But what has been has been, and I have had my hour. DRYDEW. - There is certainly no greater happiness than to be...employed, to trace our own progress in existence, by buch tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. Life, in which nothing has been done or suffered to...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1811
...rains. Not heav'n itself upon the past has pow*r, But what has been has been, and I have had my hour. There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuouslyemployed, to trace our own progress in existence, by such tokens as excite neither shame...
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The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1812 - 356 pages
...; and, lastly, that it is most conducive to our happiness. There is certainly no greater felicity, than to be able to look back on a life usefully and...by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. It ought therefore to be the care of those who wish to pass the List hours with comfort, to lay up...
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Halcyon Luminary, and Theological Repository: A Monthly Magazine ..., Volume 2

1813
...facility, than to be able to look back on a life nei-fiil and virtuously employed — to trace our progress in existence, by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow. It ought therefore to be the care of those who wish to pass the last hours with comfort, to lay up...
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