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" ... of manhood ; the numberless calamities of decaying nature, and the consciousness of surviving every pleasure, would at once induce him, with his own hand, to terminate the scene of misery ; but happily the contempt of death forsakes him at a time... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Letters from a citizen of the ... - Page 297
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
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The citizen of the world; or, Letters from a Chinese philosopher ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1810
...decaying -nature, and the consciousness of surviving every pleasure, would at once induce him, with his own hand, to terminate the scene of misery : but happily, the conte npt of death forsakes him at a time when it could be only prejudicial, and life acquires an imaginary...
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Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1765 - 236 pages
...a time when it could only be prejudicial;, and life acquires an imaginary Value, in pro- . portion as its real value is .no more. OUR attachment to every object around u«'. encreafes, in general, from the length of .our acquaintance with it. " I would not chufe," fays...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Dr. Goldsmith: Containing All His Essays and Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - Essays - 1792 - 286 pages
...fcene of mifery : but, happily, the tontempt of death forfakes him at a time when it could only be prejudicial ; and life acquires an imaginary value,...its real value is nO more. Our attachment to every objeft around us increafes, in general, from the length of our acquaintance with it. " I would not...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
.....»..»«,,.«.. caying Nature, and the consciousness of survivingeve rypleasurej would, at once induce him, with his own hand, to terminate the scene of misery: but,...the contempt of death forsakes him at a time when i: could only be prejudicial; and life acquires an imaginary value, in proportion as its real value...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...fccne of mifery ; but happily the co;ite;npt of death forfakes him at a time when it could only be prejudicial; and life acquires an imaginary value,...its real value is no more. Our attachment to every objeft around us, encreales, in general, from the length of our acquaintance with it. " I would " not...
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The Beauties of English Writers: In Prose and Verse

English literature - 1799 - 308 pages
...the fcene of mifsry ; but happily the contempt of death forfakes him at a time when it could only be prejudicial ; and life acquires an imaginary value,...its real value is no more. Our attachment to every objs£r. arround us, increafes, in general, from the length of out acquaintance with it. ' I would...
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The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1800
...the fcene of mifery ; but happily the contempt of death forfakes him at a time when it could only be prejudicial ; and life acquires an imaginary value,...its real value is no more. Our attachment to every obje£l around us increafes, in general, from the length of our acquaintance with it. I would not chufe,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 2

English literature - 1804
...decaying nature, and the consciousness of surviving every pleasure, would at once induce him, with his own hand, to terminate the scene of misery; but...contempt of death forsakes him at a time when it could only be prejudicial ; and life acquires an imaginary value, in proportion as its real value is no more....
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Beauties of British Prose

English prose literature - 1805 - 360 pages
...decaying Nature, and the consciousness of surviving' every pleasure, would at once induce him, with his own hand, to terminate the scene of misery; but,...happily, the contempt of death forsakes him at a time wien it could only be prejudicial ; and life acquires an imaginary value, in proportion as its real...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors

Manual - 1809
...of decaying nature, and the consciousness of surviving every pleasure, would at once induce him with his own hand to terminate the scene of misery ; but...around us increases in general from the length of our ao quaintance with it. I would not cbuse, says a French philosopher, to see an old post pulled up with...
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