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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 Sportsman

...the finest in the English language — " 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 stopp'd him shall be gone, Which runs, and as it runs, for ever shall run on." Without drawing...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volumes 1-2

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...at ille " Labitur, & labetur in omne volubilis «cvum £." Begin, be bold, and venture to be wife ; He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting ftay, * Juv. i. 150. f Lib. i, Agiie. JI Ep. ii. 40. Till the whole flream, which ftopt him, fhould...
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