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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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English Lyric in the Age of Reason

Oswald Doughty - 1922 - 488 pages
...wrote : " 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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English Lyric in the Age of Reason

Oswald Doughty - 1922 - 492 pages
...not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant enjoyments; the greater part of our time passes 4_ 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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Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire

Katie Trumpener - 1997 - 450 pages
...communicated but with hesitation, and a little fear of abasement and contempt." Yet much of life is passed "in compliance with necessities, in the performance...inconveniencies, in the procurement of petty pleasures"; the "measure of general prosperity" and the "true state of every nation is the state of common life."...
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The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley: 1733-1764

Robert Dodsley - 2004 - 644 pages
...existence. 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...with necessities, in the performance of daily duties . . . The true state of every nation is the state of common life . . . they whose aggregate constitutes...
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The Shaping of Indian Science: 1914-1947

2003 - 596 pages
...enlightenment. "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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The Transformation of England: Essays in the Economic and Social History of ...

Peter Mathias - 2006 - 360 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.... The true state of every nation is the state...
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Temple Bar, Volume 11

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1864 - 612 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 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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