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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 Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1835
...even with those who stand high in the world's estimation. How just the Venusian poet's advice — " Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers...bank expecting stay "Till the whole stream, which stopped him, should be gone, That runs, and, as it runs, for ever will run on *." The Hobgoblin, happy...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 16

1836
...their time without getting on at all. All is idleness and delay; nothing is done. " He who delays his work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay. Till the whole stream that stops him shall be gone, Which, as it runs, for ever will run on." Before you undertake any work,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...has 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 (o day, Does on a river'a bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopp'd him shall be gone...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: An essay on the life and genius of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...dum ilefliiat ttnnit : at ille l.abitur, it labctur in amnc volubilu avum. HOR. Bepin, be bold, imd venture to be wise : He who defers this work from day to day, DOM on a river'n Imuk expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which utopp'd him, should be gone, That...
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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1838
...example of representative versifi • cation, which perhaps no other English line can equal. Beirin, be bold, and venture to be wise : He who defers this work from day to day, Doe* on a river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopp'd him shall be gone Which ruru,...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 23

John William Carleton - 1850
...the finest in the English language — " Begin, be bold, and venture to be wile. He who defers his work from day to day Does on a river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that Btopp'd him shall be gone, Which runt, and at it runt, for ever ihall run on." Without drawing...
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The Life and Writings of Samuel Johnson...

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...given up his mind to employments that engross, but do not improve it. FRUGALITY IN THE USE OF TIME. " Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise: He who defers...river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream which stupp'd him should be gone, That runs, and, as it runs, for ever will run on." HOR.—COWLEY'S Tram....
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...example of representative versification, which perhaps no other English line can equal : Begin, b« bold, and venture to be wise : He, who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river'* bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopp'd him shall be gone, Which runs, and,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...representative versifi ration, which perhaps no other English line can equal. Begin, be bold, and Tenture frighted from his purpose or his prey. The cause of C Doee on a river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopp'd him shall be gone, Which runs,...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 320 pages
...when they enter npon the stage of action. 5. Be always sure you are right, then go ahead." 6. Begins ; be bold, — and venture to be wise ; He who defers this work, from day to day, Does on a river's brink expecting, stay, Till the whole stream, that stopt him, shall be gone, — That runa, and runs,...
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