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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 English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc - Page 6
by John Feltham - 1799
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 96, Part 2

1826 - 722 pages
...and contempt. But it must be remembered, that life consisu not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the re* moval of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures j and we are well or ill at...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

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

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

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...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 of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease as the main stream...
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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 at ease as the main...
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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...performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main...
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The guide to domestic happiness [by W. Giles].

William Giles - 1811 - 268 pages
...happiness ; and let it never be forgotten, that ' life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or elegant enjoyments; the greater part of our time passes...performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at ease, as the stream...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson (écrivain.) - 1816 - 218 pages
...contempt. But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant enjoyments; the greater part of our time passes...performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 3

1818 - 762 pages
...Blackwood, Edinburgh. Murray, London. 1818. " Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions ; the greater part of our time passes in compliance...performance of daily duties — in the removal of small inconveniences— in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 3

1818 - 806 pages
...Blackwood, Edinburgh. Murray, London. 1818. " Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions ; the greater part of our time passes in compliance...performance of daily duties — in the removal of small inconveniences — in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main...
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