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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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A guide to customs' candidates

Robert Johnston (F.R.G.S.) - 1876 - 96 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...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 to excise candidates

Robert Johnston (F.R.G.S.) - 1877 - 208 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...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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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 772 pages
...reflection on the end of life. DR. S. JOHNSON. Life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or e recesses of her bosom, and there lets it cower and...peace. With her, ihe desire of her heart has fail renfoval of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at...
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Marriage: A Novel, Volume 2

Susan Ferrier - 1881 - 360 pages
...«'•'• <>•" •'' 600064244Q MAEKIAGE " 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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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 356 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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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 604 pages
...and poesy, when I was young. — Coleridge. 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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The Girl at the Halfway House: A Story of the Plains

Emerson Hough - 1900 - 394 pages
...small deeds. " For 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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Temple Bar, Volume 11

1864 - 614 pages
...petty things over our lives. " Life," says the Doctor, " consists, not of a series of illustrious 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 mam stream...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland in 1773

Samuel Johnson - 1906 - 270 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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Sermo Latinus, Part 1

John Percival Postgate - 1913 - 204 pages
...of 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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