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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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Publications: Cramond, William, ed. Tha annals of Banff. 2 v. 1891-93, Issue 8

1891 - 464 pages
...and 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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Progressive Exercises in Rhetorical Reading ...

Richard Greene Parker - 1857 - 152 pages
...and colours still fewer than edifices. 612. 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. 613. Though we seem grieved at the shortness...
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Parliamentary Papers, Volume 25

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - 1858 - 694 pages
...hesitation. But it must be remembered that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing small inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together with ..., Volume 3

1858 - 398 pages
...hesitation. But it must be remembered that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing small inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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A complete practical guide to her majesty's Civil service, by a certificated ...

Civil service - 366 pages
...Passages for the EXAMINATION o These apparently trivial oh of writing, and therefon must be remembered elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing small inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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The Handybook of the Civil Service

Edward Walford - 1860 - 274 pages
...hesitation. But it must be remembered that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing small inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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Guide to the Three Services: Civil, Naval, and Military

John Paxton Hall - 1860 - 186 pages
...examination of Letter-carriers and Mail~ Guards are restricted to " three or four lines " in length. P enjoyments ; the greater part of our time passes in...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing small inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - 1861 - 550 pages
...Figure of Death. b. Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions' or elegant enjoyment*1 ;s the greater part of our time passes in compliance with necessities', in the pfrf'-rmance of dnily duties', in the removal of small inconveniences', in tlie procurement of petty...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862 - 774 pages
...fiercely devouring. Carlyitt. LIFE— Koutine of. Lifo 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 nt ease, as the main...
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The City of the Saints: And Across the Rocky Mountains to California

Sir Richard Francis Burton - 1862 - 604 pages
...and 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 stream...
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