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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... "
Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution - Page 226
by William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
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The Reader: Containing I. The Art of Delivery ... a Selection of Lessons in ...

Abner Alden - 1814 - 222 pages
...speak thy praise, •!• Or fathom thy profound of love to man. YOUNG. t ESSON XL. PROCRASTINATION. PROCRASTINATION is the thief of time. Year after year...fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concern of an eternalscene. If not so frequent, would not tnis be strange : That 'tis so frequent,...
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The complaint; or, Night thoughts, on life, death, and immortality ...

Edward Young - 1815 - 332 pages
...last extreme beware, Beware LORENZO ! a slow sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprise ! Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. If not so frequent, would not this be strange 1 That 'tis so frequent, This is stranger still. Of man's...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an ...

Lindley Murray - 1815 - 382 pages
...Find out the peaceful hermitage. 5. The fifth species of English Iambic, consists of Jive Iambuses. Be wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer : Next day the...fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. This is calied the Heroic measure. In its simplest form it consists of five Iambuses...
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The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1815 - 276 pages
...all ; For God towards thee hath done bis part ; do thine." MILTON. SECTION IX. OK PnoCRABTINATIpN. Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus OD, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time. Year after year it steals,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1815 - 262 pages
...till wifdom is pufh'd out of life. Procraftination is the thief of time. Year after year it fteals, till all are fled ; And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vaft concerns of an eternal fcene. ^?Of man's miraculous miftakes, this bears The palm, " That all...
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The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1816 - 390 pages
...last extreme beware, Beware, LOHESZO ! a alma-sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprize ! Be wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. If not so frequent, would not this be strange i That 'tis so frequent, Ma is stranger still. Of man's...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 328 pages
...low'rds tbee hath done his part ; do thine." I MILTON. SECTION IX. , On Procrastination. Be wise to day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent...time. Year after year it steals, till all are fled ; AIM], to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. Of man's miraculous...
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Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ...

1817 - 314 pages
...and re-resolves; then dies the same. How dreadful that deliberate surprise! Be wise to-day ;' 'tij madness to defer : Next day the fatal precedent will...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. If not so frequent, would not this be strange ? That 'tis so frequent, this is stranger still. Young*...
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The memoirs of the late miss Emma Humphries, with a series of letters to ...

Timothy East - 1817 - 246 pages
...present, as the " accepted time," the day of salvation. " Be wise" to-day ; 'tis mndness to defer j Next day the fatal Precedent will plead ; ' Thus on,...of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene."LETTER II. JF thc objections which arc sometimes adMinced to deter you from becoming decidedly...
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Sermons. Designed chiefly for the use of villages and families

Thornhill Kidd - 1817 - 804 pages
...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,...
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