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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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A History of English Literature; a Practical Text-book

Edward Albert - English literature - 1923 - 542 pages
...stirs within us; 'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates Eternity to man. (2) 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. YOUNG,...
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The Missionary Herald, Volume 19

Congregational churches - 1823
...they wMI return ajain, 1 nrtdres» myself in the impassioned language of Dr. Young: Be wise to day; 'tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent...plead; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. R. Fora notice of a revival of religion at Bethel, in the Ohoctaw nation of Indians; and of the hopeful...
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Improvement Era, Volume 3, Issue 1

Mormons - 1900 - 1146 pages
...winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it." PROCRASTINATION. "Procrastination is the thief of time; Year after year it steals, till all aro fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal state. At thirty, man...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 645 pages
...Line 390 in "Night I" of Edward Young's (1683-1765) Night Thoughts (1742); in context (lines 390-93): "Procrastination is the thief of time: / Year after...moment leaves / The vast concerns of an eternal scene." 17.650 (685:28-29). 4.502-3n. Philip Bcaufoy - See 17.650 (685:29). Doctor Dick - The pseudonym of...
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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs, American - 2004 - 302 pages
...? With the Years beyond the Flood: It is the Signal that demands Dispatch; How much is to be done ? 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. FEBRUARY...
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