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" How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of this world, he is to sink into oblivion, and to lose his consciousness for ever? "
Cato, or, An essay on old-age - Page 122
by Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1785
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1729 - 332 pages
...ascircumfcribed by the uncertain Term of a few Years, his Defigns will be contracted into the fame narrow Span he imagines is to bound his Exiftence. How can he...exalt his Thoughts to any Thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a fhort Turn an the Stage of this World, he is to fink into Oblivion, and...
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Cato; Or, An Essay on Old Age, Volume 1

Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1774 - 324 pages
...years, his defigns will be contraded " into the fame narrow fpan he imagines is " to bound his exigence. How can he exalt " his thoughts to any thing great and noble, " who believes that after a fhort turn on the " ftage of this world, he is to fink into " oblivion, and to lofe his confcioufnefs...
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Essays on suicide and the immortality of the soul. With remarks by the ...

David Hume - 1799 - 142 pages
...circumfcribed by the uncertain term of a few years , his defigns will be contracted into the fame harrow fpan he imagines is to bound his exiftence. How can...exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes, that, after a fliort turn on the ftage of this world , he is to fink into oblivion,...
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The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians: Connected ..., Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1801 - 364 pages
...circumfcribed by the uncertain term of a few years, his defigns will be contracted into the fame narrow fpanhe imagines is to bound his exiftence. How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a fhort turn on the ftage of this world, he is to fink into oblivion, to...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 424 pages
...elevation, or depression of voice, it is pronounced exactly like a declarative sentence. EXAMPLES. How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of this xvorld, he is to sink into oblivion, and...
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The Spectator, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 300 pages
...years, his designs will be contracted into the same narrow span he imagines is to bound his existence. How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of voL. ir. H this world, he is to sink into oblivion,...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]; with notes, and a general index

Spectator The - 1811 - 802 pages
...years, his designs will he contracted into the same narrow span he imagines, is to bound bis existence. How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of this world, he is to sink into oblivien, and...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1822 - 404 pages
...elevation, or depression of voice, it is pronounced exactly like a declarative sentence. EXAMPLES. How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of this world, he is to sink into oblivion, and...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823 - 278 pages
...years, his designs will be contracted into the same narrow span he imagines is to bound his existence. How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of this world, he is to sink into oblivion, and...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1823 - 406 pages
...elevation, or depression of voice, it is pronounced exactly like a declarative sentence. EXAMPLES. How can he exalt his thoughts to any thing great and noble, who only believes that, after a short turn on the stage of this world, he is to sink into oblivion, and...
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