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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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Elocution: Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 pages
...they enter upon the stage at action. 5. Be always sure you are riifht, then go ahead." 6. Bcginv ; 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 ftream, that slept him, shall be gone,— That run*, and runs,...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 320 pages
...upon the stage of action. 5. Be always sure you are right, then go ahead." 6. Begin*; be hold,—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 ttream, that stipt him, shall be gone,—That run*, and runs,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...ten syllables. 19 cation, which perhaps no other English line can equal. Begin, be bold, and vf mure to be wise : He who defers this work from day to day,...river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopn'd him shall be gone Which runs, and aa it runs, /or ever ikall run on. Cowley was, I believe,...
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Key to the Questions and exercises adapted to Hiley's English grammar

Richard HILEY - 1846 - 12 pages
...proper degree, is certainly desirable. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise. He, irhu defers 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 runs, and as it runs, for ever will run ou. It is this commixture...
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Specimens of the Poets and Poetry of Greece and Rome

William Peter - 1847 - 530 pages
...EPISTLE II. IHMit.It O1 PHOCHA8TINATION. BEOIN ; be bold ; and venture to be wise ; He who defers the work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay, 'Till the whole stream that stopp'd him, shall be gone, That runs, and, as it runs, for ever will run on. FHOM EPISTLE III....
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Notes and Queries

1903
...oxpectat dum labitur [nt'cl Amnis, at ”He Labitur, et labetur in omne volubilis œvum. Sapere aude, Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers this work from day to day, Till the whole stream, which stopt him, should be Does on a Rivers Bank expecting stay, That runs,...
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Select Miscellanies: Chiefly Illustrative of the History, Christian ...

Wilson Armistead - 1851
...Lord, to lay hold on his strength, and be at peaee with him, may, the next hour be turned into wrath.' 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 will run on. INDEX TO VOL. II....
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A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
...His name Against all competition. 3filton, 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 that stopped him shall be gone, Which runs, and as it runs, for ever shall run on. Cowley. Be wise...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 which stopp'd him should be gone, Which runs, and, as it runs, for ever will run on." Poems, 1656, fol.—...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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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