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" These diminutive observations seem to take away something from the dignity of writing, and therefore are never communicated but with hesitation, and a little fear of abasement and contempt. But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series... "
The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ... - Page 429
1826
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The English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc

John Feltham - 1799 - 146 pages
...ut sup. XXIII. It must be remembered that life consists not in a series of illustrious actions, ot elegant enjoyments; the greater part of our time passes...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniencies, in the procurement of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 302 pages
...hesitation, and a little fear of abasement and contempt. But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease,...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 424 pages
...have resisted the torrent of time, and liave passed from age to age to our own days. Life consists, not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement ®f petty pleasures. Johnson. A man has frequent...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...though naturally slow, is yet retarded by unnecessary labour. Idler, vol. 2, p. 117. Life consists' not of a series of illustrious actions or elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of eur time passes in compliance with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal...
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Letters Written During a Tour Through North Wales, in the Year 1798, and at ...

John Evans - 1804 - 440 pages
...of a variety of illustrious actions or elegant enjioy. ments ; the greater part of our tjme,passes in compliance with necessities : in the performance of daily duties : in the removal of small inconveniences : in the procurement of petty, pleasures : and we are well .or ill...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1806 - 360 pages
...hesitation, and a little fear of abasement and contempt. But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniencies, in the procurement of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at...
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The British Tourist's, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - 1809 - 378 pages
...be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant enjoy. ments; the greater part of our time passes in compliance...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at...
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Miscellaneous essays. Political tracts. A journey to the Western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 428 pages
...hesitation, and a little fear of abasement and contempt. But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniencies, in the procurement of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810 - 424 pages
...remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant enjoyments ; thegreater part of our time passes in compliance with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniencies, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at...
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Works, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 388 pages
...hesitation, and a little fear of abasement and contempt. But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniencies, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well 'or ill at...
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