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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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Short System of Polite Learning: Being an Epitome of the Arts and Sciences ...

Daniel Jaudon - Art and science - 1820 - 212 pages
...A heap of dust alone remains of thee; Tis all thou art. and all the proud shall be. Be wise to day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent...plead; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Give an example of Trochaic verst* Restless mortals toil for nought; Bliss in vain from earth is sought;...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles of ...

Alexander Jamieson - English language - 1820 - 345 pages
...consists Iamhuses. A heap of dust alone remains of thee ; 'Tis all thou art and all the proud shall he. Be wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer; Next day the...fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. Ois. This is called the heroic measure. In its simplest form it consists of 6ve...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1821 - 264 pages
...summon all ; For God towards thee hath done his part ; do thine." SECTION IX. &n Procrastination. . BE wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer : Next day the...till all are fled; And to the mercies of a moment leases The vast concerns of an eternal scene. . Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears For ever on...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 7

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...Beware; Lorenzo ! a slow sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprise ! Be wise to-day ; 't is madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will...all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves Hie vast concerns of an eternal scene. If not so frequent, would not this be strange .' That 't is...
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Leisure hours; or, Entertaining dialogues

Priscilla Wakefield - Children's stories - 1821
...the mind, in opposition to the convictions of conscience, and the reproofs of a faithful counsellor. Be wise to-day : 'tis madness to defer; Next day the...plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life; The Duke of Sully, considered either in his public or private character, is a model for imitation ;...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1821 - 253 pages
...wards -thee hath done his part ; do thine.'" MILTON. SECTION IX. On Procrastinatioft. BE wise to day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is puslvd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time. Year alter year it steels, til! all are fled...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...last extreme beware ; Beware, Lorenzo ! a slow, sudden death : How dreadful that deliberate surprise ! 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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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - Literature - 1822 - 304 pages
...all; For God towards thee hath done his part; do thine." / MH.TON SECTION IX. On Procrastination. I. BE wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer: Next day the...moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. 8. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears For ever on the brink of being born. All pay themselves...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1822 - 264 pages
...towards thee hath done his part; do thine." MILTON. SECTION IX. On procrastination. Be wise to-day;'tis madness to defer : Next day the fatal precedent will...moment, leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. Ot man's miraculous mistakes) this bears The palm, "That all men are about to live :" For ever on the...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 pages
...pass, And one unbounded Spring encircle all. THOMSON. CHAP. XXIII. ON PROCRASTINATION. BE wise to day ; 'tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent...the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of ah eternal scene. Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live,"...
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