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" tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of... "
Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ... - Sivu 243
1817
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Sermons. Designed chiefly for the use of villages and families

Thornhill Kidd - 1817
...opportunity of profitable consideration is the moment of life, and this how short ! " Be wise to day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead; Thus on, (ill wisdom is push'd out of life." Fourthly, The aversion of man to this duty implies its importance,...

Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 sivua
...repartee in verse. The well-known lines on Procrastination are in his best manner : " Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live," For ever on the...

The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1819 - 316 sivua
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an ...

Lindley Murray - 1818 - 312 sivua
...alone remains of thce ; 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be. Be wise to-day, 'tis madn£ss to defer : Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. This is called the Heroic measure. In its simplest form it consists of five Iambuses;...

Short System of Polite Learning: Being an Epitome of the Arts and Sciences ...

Daniel Jaudon - 1820 - 212 sivua
...heap of dust alone remains of thee; Tis all thou art. and all the proud shall be. Be wise to day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will...plead; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Give an example of Trochaic verst* Restless mortals toil for nought; Bliss in vain from earth is sought;...

A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles of ...

Alexander Jamieson - 1820 - 345 sivua
...of dust alone remains of thee ; 'Tis all thou art and all the proud shall he. Be wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. Ois. This is called the heroic measure. In its simplest form it consists of 6ve...

Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Nide 7

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 sivua
...Beware; Lorenzo ! a slow sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprise ! Be wise to-day ; 't is madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will...all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves Hie vast concerns of an eternal scene. If not so frequent, would not this be strange .' That 't is...

The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 264 sivua
...towards thee hath done his part ; do thine." SECTION IX. &n Procrastination. . BE wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer : Next day the fatal precedent will...till all are fled; And to the mercies of a moment leases The vast concerns of an eternal scene. . Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears For ever on...

Leisure hours; or, Entertaining dialogues

Priscilla Wakefield - 1821
...to the convictions of conscience, and the reproofs of a faithful counsellor. Be wise to-day : 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will...plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life; The Duke of Sully, considered either in his public or private character, is a model for imitation ;...

The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 253 sivua
...-thee hath done his part ; do thine.'" MILTON. SECTION IX. On Procrastinatioft. BE wise to day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is puslvd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time. Year alter year it steels, til! all are fled...




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