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" tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of... "
Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution - Page 228
by William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
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The Evangelical Magazine

Missions - 1804
...the gospel, Bristol. JOSEPH DEAK*. AN ADDRESS TO YOUTH. f Be wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer ; " Procrastination is the thief of time. ' Year after...moment leaves " The vast concerns of an eternal scene." YOUNG. WHILE the fascinating charms of pleasure allure you, and the amusements and gaieties of the...
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Lectures on Female Education and Manners

John Burton - Education - 1794 - 334 pages
...from you with companion and forbearance. LECTURE XXVi;i. LECTURE XXVII. Be wife To-day ; 'tis Madnefs to defer : Next day the fatal Precedent will plead ; Thus on, till Wifdom is puih'd out of Life. YOUHG, IT is with pleafure, my young Friends, that I meet you again,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 10

English poetry - 1795
...Lorenzo '. zjlaw fadden death. How dreadful that deliberate furprife ! Be wife to-day ; 'tis madnefs to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wifdom is pufh'd out of Hie. Pracraflinatiui is the thief of tirae1^ Year after year it fteals, till...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 87-88

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...sudden death, How dreadful that deliberate surprise ! lie wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer: 390 Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on,...thief of time; Year after year it steals, till all [.re fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves 395 Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...Lorenzo ! a (low-fudilen dcith. How dreadful th:it deliberate furprife 1 Be wife to-df.y, 'tis madnefs to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ! Thus on, till wifdom is pufli'd out of life; I'rocraftination is the thief of time, Y'ear after year it lu als, till...
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Night Thoughts

Edward Young - 1798 - 386 pages
...slow sudden death. How dreadful that delib'rate surprise ! Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer; 390 Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on,...all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves 395 Of Man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live," 400 For ever...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - English literature - 1799 - 356 pages
...towards thee hath done his part; do thine." SECTION IX. On Prccra/iination. BE wife to-day ; 'tis madnefs to defer : Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wifdom is pufli'd out of life. ProcrafHnation is the thief of time. Year after year it fteals, till...
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The poetical works of ... E. Young. With the life of the author ..., Volume 1

Edward Young - 1799
...'till wifdom is puih'd out of life. Procraftination is the thief of time ; Year after year it fteals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves 395 The vaft concerns of an eternal fcene. If not fo frequent, would not this be ftrange ? That 'tis...
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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - English poetry - 1802 - 361 pages
...last extreme beware, Beware, LORENZO! a slow sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprize ! Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. If not so frequent, would not This be strange ? That 'tis so frequent, This is stranger still. Of man's...
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The Works of the Author of the Night - Thoughts. In Three Volumes ..., Volume 2

Edward Young - 1802
...last extreme beware, Beware, LORENZO! a slow sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprize ! Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. If not so frequent, would not This be strange ? That 'tis so frequent, This is stranger still. Of man's...
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