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" At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves and re-resolves; then dies the same. "
Memoirs of William Stevens, esq. [by sir J.A. Park.]. - Page 87
by sir James Allan Park - 1825 - 139 pages
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 400 pages
...nobly rest, Un-anxious for ourselves ; and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise* At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plain ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to Resolve,; In all the magnanimity...
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The Confessions of J. Lackington: Late Bookseller, at the Temple of the Muses

James Lackington - 1808 - 189 pages
...reforms his plan : At fifty chides his infamous delay, " -% Pushes his prudrm^purpost: to resakc, in all the magnanimity of thought . . Resolves ; and re-resolves ; then dies the same. NIGHT THOUGHTS. Neither you nov I considered that we were very great fools until we were more than...
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Intellectual Sentiments, Explained by the Study of Sensations

Young lady - 1809 - 191 pages
...accidents. But there is another circumstance which ought to be taken into con* sideration. ' i^ H At thirty, man suspects himself a fool, ' , Knows...thought; Resolves and re-resolves then dies the same. In dramatic poetry, whatever leads to make it less interesting, must be looked upon as an imperfection...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves ; and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise ; ; From busy scenes and brighter skies ; 158. Man insensible of his own Mortality. AND why! because he thinks himself immortal. All men think...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...sometimes nobly rest, Uoanxious for ourselves, and only wish, As duteous sons, onr fathers were more wise. At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at...reforms his plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Poshes his prndent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves, and re-resolves...
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An Account of the Life and Character of Alexander Adam, LL.D., Rector of the ...

Alexander Henderson - 1810 - 162 pages
...task. " The old acquaintance, his watchful attend" ant hitherto through life, who bore his testi" mony in time past, and knowing him, intus et " in cute,...subscribes, " WS" But though Mr. Stevens never published any other that can be called his own works, except those that have been mentioned, yet he was always...
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Night Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality

Edward Young - 1810 - 254 pages
...sometimes nobly rest, Unanxiousfor ourselves, and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise, At thirty, man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it...thought Resolves and re-resolves ; then dies the same. And why ? because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men mortal but themselves : Themselves,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 pages
...sometimes nobly rest, Unanxious for ourselves ; and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it...purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought, Revives, and re-resolves, then dies the same. And why? Because he thinks himself immortal. All men...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Watts, A. Philips ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...more wise. At. thirl;/ man suspects himself a fool ; Knmei it at forty, and reforms his plan ; Atjtfty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose...thought Resolves ; and re-resolves; then dies the same. And why ? Because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men mortal, but themselves ; Themselves,...
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Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...forty, and reforms bis plan ; PAJifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolre ; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves; and re-resolves; then dies the same. And why > Because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men mortal, but themselves ; Themselves,...
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