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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 People's Blue Book. Taxation as it Is, and as it Ought to be

Charles Tennant - 1862 - 746 pages
...dnties of this life. As Dr. Johnson said : — "Life consists not in 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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The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - 1863 - 552 pages
...Figure nf Death. b. Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions' or elegant enjoyments' ;5 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.-^ JOHNSON. c. The ill-natured man, though but...
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Ireland and England; Or, The Irish Land and Church Questions

Charles Tennant - 1868 - 224 pages
...duties of this life. As Dr. Johnson said : — " Life consists not in 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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Lady Bountiful's Legacy to Her Family and Friends: A Book of Practical ...

John Timbs - 1868 - 394 pages
...incompatible with the course of human affairs. ' 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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The civil service spelling book

Robert Johnston (F.R.G.S.) - 1868 - 82 pages
...hesitation. But it must be remembered that life consists not of a scries of illustrious actions or of elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing little inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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A guide for candidates for the excise

Robert Johnston (F.R.G.S.) - 1871 - 76 pages
...hesitation. But it must be remembered that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or of elegant enjoyments; the greater part of our time passes...necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing little inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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The civil service spelling book

Robert Johnston (F.R.G.S.) - 1871 - 136 pages
...for Student-Interpreterships in China and Japan, two dictations Were given to the candidates. part 01 our time passes in compliance with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in removing little inconveniences, or in procuring petty pleasures. The manners of a people are not to...
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The biblical museum, Volume 4

James Comper Gray - 1872 - 372 pages
...fightings." — 1'latn. i Dr. R. Fergnson. " 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 by means...
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Wisdom and Genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Prose Writings

Samuel Johnson, William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 346 pages
...consists not in a series of actions or elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time passes in a 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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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 768 pages
...reflection on the end of life. DR. S. JOHNSON. 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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