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" tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of... "
The Saturday Magazine ...
1842
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 páginas
...unlike all else We seek on earth !) 'tis never sought in vain. YOUNG : Night Thoughts. Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead: Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. YOUNG: Night Thoughts. Wisdom, though richer than Peruvian mines, And sweeter than...
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Truths for To-day: Truths for today. ser. 2

David Swing - 1876
...its flowers have faded ! It was a mirage, and here is the same dreary, lifeless sand. Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent...plead; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. ***** Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm. " That all men are about to live." AMONG THE...
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ELOCUTION: THE SOURCES AND ELEMENTS OR ITS POWER

J. H. MoILVAINE - 1876
...these variations prevail, and every clause ends in a downward slide of the voice. Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer. Next day the fatal precedent will plead. Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of-life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - 1876
...beware, Beware, Lorenzo ! a slow sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprise ! Be wise to-day ; e mine own, Thy anger comes, and I decline ; What frost to that ? what pole is not the zo push'd out of lifu. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are...
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Lectures on the English Poets, and the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1876 - 454 páginas
...repartee in verse. The wellknown lines on Procrastination are in his best manner : " Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are...
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An educational selection of poetry: with notes, chiefly historical, compiled ...

T W M - 1876 - 256 páginas
...The Last Day (a Paraphrase on the Boot of Job) ; Giles and Epistles; Resignation. wise to-day, — 'tis madness to defer ; Next day, the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is puah'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time, Year after year it steals, till all are fled,...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Illustrations: Specially Selected with View to the ...

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877 - 748 páginas
...long years before them fade away, And still appear no nearer than to-day. Giford. Be wise to-day ; uit, them drop Into thy mother's lap ; or be with ease Gathered, not harshly pluck'd.— push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 páginas
...unlike all else We seek on earth!) 'tis never sought in vain. YOUNG: Night Thoughts. Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead : Thus on, till wisdom is push'cl out of life. YOUNG : Night Thoughts. Wisdom, though richer than Peruvian mines, And sweeter...
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Introductory Address at St. George's Hospital, October 1, 1878, on ...

Thomas Tillyer Whipham - 1878
...determining on abstinence, indeed, the watchword of the poet was ngver more truthful : — < Be wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer ; ' Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; ' Thus on till wisdom is push'd out of life, ' Procrastination is the thief of time.' This advice is clear enough and straightforward...
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Total Abstinence; a Course of Addresses

Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson - 1878 - 180 páginas
...determining on abstinence, indeed, the watchword of the poet was never more truthful : — ' Be wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer ; ' Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; ' Thus on till wisdom is push'd out of life, ' Procrastination is the thief of time.' This advice is clear enough and straightforward...
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