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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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Marriage: A Novel ...

Susan Ferrier - 1819 - 364 pages
...~/-^.', 't if >^ .~--3-< MARRIAGE, A NOVEL. " Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions ; the greater part of our time passes in compliance...the performance of daily duties— in the removal oi small inconveniencies— in the procurement ot petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease,...
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Marriage: A Novel ...

Susan Ferrier - 1819 - 328 pages
...J NOVEL. " Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions ; the greater put of OUT time panes in compliance with necessities— in the performance of daily duties— in the removal of small inconvcnieneies— in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at case, as the main...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing essays, tracts, and Journey

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 424 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 all well or ill at ease, as the...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1822 - 404 pages
...have 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 of petty pleasures. Johnson. A man l)as frequent opportunities of...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1823 - 406 pages
...have 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 of petty pleasures. Johnson. A man has frequent opportunities of...
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Travels in the Central Portions of the Mississippi Valley: Comprising ...

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft - 1825 - 486 pages
...notice. 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Journey to the Hebrides. Tales of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 608 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...with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, hi the removal of small inconvenicncies, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 682 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...with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, iu the removal of small inconveniencies, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: A journey to the Hebrides. The vision of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 602 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...compliance with necessities, in the performance of ilaily duties, in the removal of small iuconvem'eticies, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and...
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Literary and Miscellaneous Memoirs: Travels in France

Joseph Cradock - 1826 - 312 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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