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" WE all of us complain of the shortness of time, saith Seneca, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do.... "
The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and ... - Page 194
1824
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The Spectator: ...

1718
...he, are {pent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the Purpofc, or in doing rsthing that we ought to do: We are always complaining our...are few, and acting as though there would be no End of them. That noble Philolbpher. has deicribed our Inconfiftency with our felves in this Particular,...
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...Time, faith Seneca, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our Lives, fays he, are fpent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the Purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do: We are always complaining our Days are few, and afting...
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The Gentleman's Library: Containing Rules for Conduct in All Parts of Life ...

Gentleman - 1744 - 440 pages
...with. Our Hours, fays he, are 'either fpent in doing nothing at all, or doing nothing to the Purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always Complaining cur Days are hit few, and afftng as tbougb there would be no End of them. iTws although the whole Life...
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The Perth magazine of knowledge and pleasure, Volume 2

1772
...of the fhortnefs of time, and yet have much, more than we know what to do with. Our lives are fpent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe, or elfe in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are...
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The Oxford Magazine: Or, Universal Museum, Volumes 8-9

1772
...\Хт lives are [pent either in doins; nothing at all, or in doing nothhg со Hie purj.ofe, or elfe in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining tliar our days arc few, vet aftiog as if there Would 1* no end to them. We wi(h »way whole years,...
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The Moral Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Select Pieces, in Prose and Verse ...

1773 - 376 pages
...time, faith Seneca, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, faith he, are fpent either ,in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe, or in doing nothing that we ought to do : we are always complaining our days are few, and...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 4

1786
...more than ' we know what todo with. Ourlives,' fays he, ' are I'pent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing that we ought to do: we are always complaining our days are few, and ailing аз though there would be no end of them.' That noble philofopher has defcribed our inconfiftency...
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The Berwick Museum, Or, Monthly Literary Intelligencer: Forming and ...

1787
...with. Our lives are either fpent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe, or elfe in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, yet ading as if there would be no end to them. We wifli awaywhole years, and...
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The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the ..., Volume 9

Sir John Sinclair - 1793
...their attention, and no example of induftry fet them by their fuperiors, fquandered away their time, either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpofe. Their grounds fcratched over once a-year, without receiving half the neceflary manure, and...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 392 pages
...which they so violently oppose? Spectator, N° 163. \ Conchiding Series. Our lives, says Seneca, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing...purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. Ibid. N° 93. It was necessary for the world that arts should be invented and improved, books written,...
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