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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 Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 3

Abraham Cowley - 1809
...expectat, dum defluat amnis : at ille " Labitur, & labetur in omne volubilis sevumt," Begin, be hold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers this work from...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. • f Caesar (the man...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 3

Abraham Cowley - 1809
...horam, " Rusticus expectat, dum defluat amnis : at ille " Labitur, & labetur in omne volubilis a3vumf." Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers...day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay, * Lib. i. Agric. f 1 Ep. ii. 40. Till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should be gone, That runs,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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 shdtl run on. Cowley was, I believe,...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Issues 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 pages
...prorogat horam, rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis, at ille labitur, et labetur in omne volubilis a:vum. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise; he who defers...day to day, does on a river's bank expecting stay, [gone> till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should be that runs, and as it runs, for ever will...
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 597 pages
...prorogat horam, rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis, at ille labitur, et labetur in omne volubilis aevum. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise; he who defers...day to day, does on a river's bank expecting stay, [gone, till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should be that runs, and as it runs, for ever will...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...fylabetur in onme volubilis (twin* IIoiu Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise; He who defers his work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should he gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. CoWLET. AN ancient poet,...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 2

1810
...Labitur, fylabetur in omne volubilu arcum, HoB. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers his work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stepp'd him, should be gone^ •That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. CoWLET. AN ancient...
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The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...bis work from day to day, Does on a river'* bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stepp'd him, should be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. COwLET. AN ancient poet, unreasonably discontented at the present state of things, which his system...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Issues 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 pages
...labitur, et labetur in omne volubilis aevum. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise; he who defers Ihis work from day to day, does on a river's bank expecting stay, [gone, till the whole stream, which stopp'd him, should be that runs, and as it runs, for ever will...
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Works, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...&• labetur in omne volubilis xvum. Rojt: Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers his work from day to day, Does on a river's 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. COWLEJ. -ancient poet,...
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