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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 book of the lodge; or, Officer's manual. To which is added A century of ...

George Oliver - 1879
...to fail. LXXVI. Beware of procrastination. It is truly styled the thief of time. He who puts off a work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay, Till the swift stream that stops him shall be gone, Which, as it runs, for ever will run on. 140 LXXVII. When...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 536 pages
...tempting sight of prosperous wickedness. LIFE SUFFICIENT TO ALL PURPOSES IF WELL EMPLOYED. " Begin, bo iscouraged. But as for that opinion, I never found...learning stood or fell with the clergy : nor could stopped him, should be gone. That runs, and as It runs, for ever will ran on." — Cowley. An ancient...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature..

William Minto - 1881 - 548 pages
...Horace — Begin ; be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers thia work from day to day, Does on ft river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream,...be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will nm ou. Caesar (the man of expedition above all others) was so far from this folly, that whensoever,...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1881 - 548 pages
...greatest part of the journey. Varro teaches us that Latin proverb : . . . but to return to Horace— Begin ; be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers this work from day to da}', Does on n river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which sU'pt him, should be gone,...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1881 - 548 pages
...be bold, and venture to be wise ; Hi? who defers this work from duy to duy, Does on a river's Iwink expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stopt him, should be gone, That runs, ami as it runs, lor ever will run on. Caesar (the man of expedition above all others) was so far from...
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Six thousand illustrations of moral and religious truths

Cyclopaedia - 1885
...in relentless and eternal ice. J. Ruler. DELAY -- Folly of. Begin, be bold, and venture to he wW i 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 begone, That runs, and, as it rani, for ever wilt run on. Cowley. DELAY IS RELIGION....
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Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society

Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society - 1886
...stream, where he sat down until it should run dry, — a passage that has been well rendered by the poet Cowley: — Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise...That runs, and, as it runs, for ever will run on. THE WILL OF WARDEN HUNTINGDON, 1458. BY JP EARWAKER, MA, FSA BY a royal licence dated 22nd May, 9 Henry...
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Practical Rhetoric and Composition: A Complete and Practical Discussion of ...

Albert Newton Raub - 1887 - 320 pages
...syllables, containing but few consonants, denotes a rapid motion, as in the following lines from Cowley: " He who defers this 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." The following...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1887 - 536 pages
...PUEPOSE3 IF WELL EMPLOYED. " Begin, be bold, and venture to bo wise ; He who defers this work from day tu day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stopped him, should be Ťone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will ran on." — Covcley. An ancient...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1892 - 552 pages
...greatest part of the journey. Varro teaches us that Latin proverb : . . . but to return to Horace — Begin ; be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers...bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stoi't him, should be gone, lhat runs, and as it ruus, for ever will run on. Cfesar (the man of expedition...
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