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" Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise : He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream which stopp'd him should be gone, Which runs, and, as it runs, for ever will run on. "
Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English ... - Page 295
by Sir Egerton Brydges - 1806
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...verfification, which perhaps no other Englifh line can equal : Begin, be bold, and venture to be wife, He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expe&ing ftay Till the whole ftream that ftopp'd him fhall be gone, , IVhicb rum, and at it runs, for...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...verfification, which perhaps no other Englifh line can equal : Begin, be bold, and venture to be wife, He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expefting flay Till the whole ftream that ftopp'd him fhall be gone, IVhlch runs, and as it runs, for...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...from day to day, Docs on a river's bank expecting ftay, Till the whole dream, which ftop'd him, fhould be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. COWLET, AN ancient poet, unreafonably difcontented at the prefent ftate of things, which his fyftem...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...verfification, which perhaps no other Englifh line can equal: Begin, ^e bold, and venture to be wife : He, who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expefting ftay Till the whole ftream that ftopp'd him fhall be gone, Which runs, and, as it runs, far...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...verfification, which perhaps no other Englifh line can equal : Begin, be bold, and venture to be wife. He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting ftay Till the whole ftream that ftopp'd him fhall be gone, Which runs, and as it runs, for ever ft...
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...uiidcvltand him, and whom therefore, I fay, I know to b>_- not Begin, be bold, and venture to be wife ; He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting ilay, Till the whole ilream, which llopt him, fliould be gone, That runs, and as it runs, fur ever...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...verfification, which perhaps no other Englifh line can equal : Begin, be hold, and venture to be wife : He, who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expe&ing ftay Till the whole ftream that ftopp'd him fhall be gone, Wbltb rum, and, as it runt, Jor...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting ftay, Till the whole dream, which ftopp'd him, mould be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. Cow LET. AN ancient poet, unreafonably difcontented at the prefent ftate of things, which his fyftem...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...day to day, Does on a river's bank expe&ing ftay, Till the whole ftrcain, which ftopp'd him, fliould be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. AN ancient poet, unreafonably difcontented at * the prefent ftate of things, which his fyftem of opinions...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 3

1801
...day te day, Does on a river's bank expecting flay, Till the whole ftream, which ftopp'd him fhould be gone,. That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. COwLEY". AN ancient poet, unreafonably difcontented at ^* the prefent ftate of- things, which his fyftem...
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