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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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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 HoraceBegin ; be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers this...bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which atopt him, should be gone, lhat runs, and as it ruus, for ever will run on. Csesar (the man of expedition...
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Orthometry: A Treatise on the Art of Versification and the Technicalities of ...

Robert Frederick Brewer - 1893 - 376 pages
...What he here criticises in Pope, he praises ungrudgingly in a passage from Cowley : He who defers his work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay Till the whole stream that stopp'd shall be gone, IVhicJi runs, and as it runs, for ever shall run on. He declares the last...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1895 - 552 pages
...greatest part of the journey. Varro taauhea us that Latin proverb : . . . but to return to Horace— Begin ; be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers...gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. Caesar (the man of expedition above all others) was so far from this folly, that whensoever, in a journey,...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1895 - 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 this work from day to day, Does ou ar,ver's bank expect,ng stay, Till the whole stream, which stopt him, should be gone, '1 but runs,...
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Abraham Cowley

Yarnall - 1897 - 93 pages
...expectat, dum labitur amnis, at ille Labitur, et labetur in omne volubilis sevum. Horace, Ep. 1, 2—40. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise; He who defers...stopt him, should be gone, That runs, and as it runs, forever will run on. And in the same essay we have the following : Jam cras histernum consumpsimus...
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Abraham Cowley

Emma A. Yarnall - 1897 - 93 pages
...expectat, dum labitur amnis, at ille Labitur, et labetur in omne volubilis sevum. Horace, Ep. l, 2—40. Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise; He who defers...stream, which stopt him, should be gone, That runs, and ńs it runs, forever will run on. And in the same essay we have the following : Jam cras histernum...
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A History of English Poetry, Volume 3

William John Courthope - 1903
...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...river's bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream which stopped him should be gone, That runs, and, as it runs, for ever shall run on. I conclude these specimens...
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Useful Instruction (In Matters Religious, Moral and Other.)

Motilal M. Munshi - 1904
...to-day to the morrow. — ARABIC PROVERB. 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, Which runs, and, as it runs, for ever will run on. — COWLEY. Never defer...
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Lives of the English Poets: Cowley-Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...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...day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay 1 Eng. Poets, viii. 233. Qui Musas colimus severiores.' * Ib. p. 240. MARTIAL, Epig. ix. iz, 15. 3...
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Essays, Plays and Sundry Verses

Abraham Cowley - 1906 - 499 pages
...horam Rusticus exptflat dum labitur Amnis, at ille Labitur, & labitur in omne volubilis tevum. ~-v Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise ; He who defers this work from day to day, • Does on a Rivers Bank expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stopt him, should be gon, That runs, and as...
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