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" Unanxious for ourselves ; and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise. At thirty man suspects himself a fool: Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve ; In all the... "
Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ... - Seite 395
herausgegeben von - 1830
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1822 - 383 Seiten
...intelligible. The same may be observed of the word themselves io the second line of the following passage : • All men think all men mortal but themselves ; Themselves,...Strikes through their wounded hearts the sudden dread. The following passage will afford an instance of the Becessity of adopting the other inflection on...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1822 - 264 Seiten
...more wise. At thirty, man suspects himself a fc.nl; Knows it at forty, and reformed is plan; .At fifty chides his infamous delay ; Pushes his prudent purpose...thought, Resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the sane. And why p Because he thinks himselt immortal. All men think all men mortal but themselves; Themselves,...
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The English Reading Book in Verse: Adapted to Domestic and to School Education

William Jillard Hort - 1822 - 212 Seiten
...wise. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool j Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan.. At fifty, chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose...; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves, and resolves ; then dies tHfe same. And why? Because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men...
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The Nic-Nac; or, oracle of knowledge, Band 1

1822
...relapse into their previous indolent security, — •' They start, when some alarming awful shock Strikes through their wounded hearts the sudden dread...hearts wounded, like the wounded air, Soon close." The potteries cannot boast of having produced any noted writers, with the exception of Elijah Fenton,...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 Seiten
...more wise. At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose...wounded, like the wounded air, Soon close ; where pass'd the shaft, no trace is found . As from the wing no scar the sky retains, The parted wave no...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1823 - 373 Seiten
...intelligible. The same may be observed of the word themselves in the second line of the following passage: All men think all men mortal but themselves ; Themselves,...Strikes through their wounded hearts the sudden dread. The following passage will afford an instance of the necessity of adopting the other inflexion on a...
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The Nic-nac: Or, Literary Cabinet, Band 1

1823
...and relapse into their previous indolent security, — " They start, when some alarming awful shock Strikes through their wounded hearts the sudden dread...hearts wounded, like the wounded air, Soon close." The potteries cannot boast of having produced any noted write«, with the exception of Elijah Fenton,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 Seiten
...more wise. At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty / H08/ GRAY— AD 1716-71. ODE ON A DISTANT PROSPECT OP ETON COLLEGE. Ye distant spires, ye antique towers,...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1824 - 273 Seiten
...his infamous delay — Pushes hi- prudent purpose to resolve— In all the magnanimity ol thought, 4. And why ? Because he thinks himself immortal, All...themselves— Themselves, when some alarming shock (if fate Strikes thro' their wounded hearts the sudden dread ; But their hearts wounded, like the wounded...
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The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts

Edward Young - 1824 - 324 Seiten
...wise. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty, chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose...; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves, and re-resolvea ; then dies the same. And why ? Because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men...
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