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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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Select British Classics, Volume 7

1803
...horam, Rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis : at ills Labitur, et labetur in omrie volubilis aevum. HoR. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers...bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. CowLEV. AN ancientpoet,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...given one example of representative versification, which perhaps no other English line can equal : Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise : He, who defers this work from day to day, Doe« oTi a river's bank expefting stay Till the whole strerm that stopp'd him shall be gone, Which...
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley - 1806
...given one example of representative versification, which perhaps no other English line can equal : Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise: He, who defers...river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopp'd him shall be gone, Which runs, and as it runs, for ever shall run on. Cowley was, I believe,...
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The Juvenile Plutarch:: Containing Accounts of the Lives of Celebrated ...

1806 - 204 pages
...however, numerous beauties scattered throughout his works, of which the following is a happy specimen: Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise: He who defers...day to day. Does on a river's bank expecting stay, Tjll the whole stream that stopp'd him shall be gone* Which runs, and, as it runs, for ever shall run...
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 3

Abraham Cowley - 1806
...at ille " Labitur, & labetur in omne volubilis aevumt." Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; lie who defers this work from day to day, . Does on a river's bank expecting stay, « Lib. i. Agric. f 1 Ep. u. 40. Till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should be gone, That runs,...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 3

1806
...his work from day to day, lloes on a river's bank eype&ing stay, Till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should . be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. CoWLEY. AN ancient poet, unreasonably discontented at the present state of things, which his system...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...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 fiream thatftopp'd him fhall be gorje, • Which runs, and, as it runs, for ever...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1806
...example of representative versification, which perhaps no other English line can equal : Begin, be boH, and venture to be wise ; He, who defers this work from day to da)', Does on a river's bink expecting stay Till the whole siream that s'opp'd him shall be gone, IVhich...
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The British Essayists, Volume 21

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...twram, iRustscus txpectat dum ds'fiuat amnfe : at ille Labitur, & labetur in omne "volubilis ovum* Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers...river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream which stopp'd him should be gone, That runs, and as it runs, fur ever will run on. COWLET. Ay ancient poet,...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - 1809
...Rusticus expectat dum labitur amnis, at ille Labitur et labetur in omne volubilis aevum. Ep. ii. 40. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers...expecting stay ; Till the whole stream, which stopt him, ihould be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on." Caesar, the man of expedition above...
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