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" ... and agreeable in our declining years. The mind of man in a long life will become a magazine of wisdom or folly, and will consequently discharge itself in something impertinent or improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than... "
The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq: Revised and Corrected - Page 91
1711
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The lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Volume 3

Tatler - 1754
...improving. For which Reafon, .as there is nothing more ridiculous, than an old trifling Story teller, fo there is nothing more venerable, than one who has...to the Entertainment and Advantage of Mankind. IN fhorr, we who are in the la ft Stage of Life, and are apt to indulge ourfelves in Talk, ought to confider,...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 3

1785
...rcalon, as there is nothing more ridiculous than un oM triflirfg ftory-teller, fo there is nothing mere venerable, than one who has turned his experience to the entertainment and -advantage of mankind. In (hört) we, who are in the !aft ftage of life, and are apt to indulge ourfelves in talk, ought to conlider,...
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The British Essayists: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1803
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, so there is nothing more venerable, than one who has...to the entertainment and advantage of mankind. In short, we, who are in the last stage of life, and are apt to indulge ourselves in talk, ought to consider,...
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The Tatler, Volume 3

Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, so there is nothing more venerable than one who has turned...to the entertainment and advantage of mankind. In short, we who are in the last stage of life, and are apt to indulge ourselves in talk, ought to consider,...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, SO there is nothing more venerable than one who has turned his experience to tbe entertainment and advantage of mankind. *THLt. FRENCH COOKERY. No. 148. I -RE MEMBER I was last...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface, historical and ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, so there is nothing more venerable, than one who has...to the entertainment and advantage of mankind. In short, we, who are in the last stage of life, and are apt to indulge ourselves in talk, ought to consider,...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1819
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, so there is nothing more venerable, than one who has...to the entertainment and advantage of mankind. In short, we, who are in the last stage of life, and are apt to indulge ourselves in talk, 6ught to consider,...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, so there is nothing more venerable, than one who has...to the entertainment and advantage of mankind. In short, we, who are in the last stage of life, and are apt to indulge ourselves in talk, ought to consider,...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 3-4

British essayists - 1823
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, so there is nothing more venerable, than one who has...to the entertainment and advantage of mankind. In short, we, who are in the last stage of life, and are apt to indulge ourselves in talk, ought to consider,...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by L.T. Berguer

British essayists - 1823
...improving. For which reason, as there is nothing more ridiculous than an old trifling story-teller, so there is nothing more venerable, than one who has...to the entertainment and advantage of mankind. In short, we, who are in the last stage of life, and are apt to indulge ourselves in talk, ought to consider,...
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