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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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The Crane Reader, Libro 5

1902
...literary merit, but many expressions in it have become household sayings. 1. BE wise t6-day. 'T is madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will...plead; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. 2. Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt: Lectures on the English poets and on ...

William Hazlitt - 1902
...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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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

1906 - 763 páginas
...in these degenerate days, POPE, Iliad, V, lines 371, 372 1 Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to deferNext day the fatal precedent will plead; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of lifeYOUNG, Night Thoughts, I, lines 393-392 Deliberates, — When love once pleads admission to our...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volumen3

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1906
...slow sudden death. How dreadful that deliberate surprise ! Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer ; J 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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Keep Up Your Courage: Key-notes to Success

Mary Allette Ayer - 1908 - 198 páginas
...thinks himself immortal. All men think all men mortal but themselves. — Shakespeare. "DE wise to-day, 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent...plead ; Thus on till wisdom is pushed out of life. — Young. '"PHERE is nothing so really practical as the truly ideal. Ideal does not mean visionary...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 páginas
...to-morrow, instead of Christ, is Satan's nurse for man's perdition. — (,'. It. Cheerier. Be wise to-day ; o good Christian who thinks he can be s pnsh'd out of life. — Young. That we would do, we should do when we would ; for this would changes,...
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The Pageant of English Poetry

Robert Maynard Leonard - 1909 - 606 páginas
...Perhaps see fifty in a day ! Those are but visits which I pay — 1118. PROCRASTINATION BE wise to-day : 'tis madness to defer ; Next day the fatal precedent...out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that through every stage : when young, indeed, In full content...
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A Disciple of Chance: An Eighteenth Century Love Story

Sara Dean - 1910 - 409 páginas
...you," said Lord Yerington as he closed the book. CHAPTER IV A PLEASANT HOUR-SLAYER Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent...plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. — EDWARD YOUNG. WHEN the madness of play is in the air, memories are brief, and five minutes after...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 páginas
...like a spendthrift sigh, That hurts by easing. 1167 Shaks. : Hamlet. Act iv. Sc. 7 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. 1168 Young: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 390 At thirty, man suspects himself a...
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William Blake, Mystic: A Study

Adeline M. Butterworth - 1911 - 42 páginas
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