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" IT is common to overlook what is near, by keeping the eye fixed upon something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted, by minds busied in extensive ranges, and intent upon future advantages. Life,... "
The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ... - Page 185
1764
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The New Parley library

1844
...who avoided this, and folio*" the above practice, experienced no such symptoms." REMOTE VIEWS. — It is common to overlook what is near, by keeping the eye fixed on something remote. In the same ta present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is sli...
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The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, Volume 27

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1856
...conversion of sinners, propriety and elegance are less than nothing. No. 91. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1760. IT is common to overlook what is near, by keeping the eye fiaed upon something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected, and attainable...
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Wisdom and Genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Prose Writings

William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 298 pages
...and a great part of our existence serves no other purpose than that of enabling us to enjoy the rest. It is common to overlook what is near, by keeping the eye fixed upon something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted,...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopędia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Quotations, English - 1894 - 579 pages
...subjects. — Sydney Smith. OPPORTUNITY. Take all the swift advantage of the hours. — Shakespeare. It is common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected and attainable good is...
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English Prose: Selections, Volume 4

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1895
...blamed, though it should sometimes happen that they are read in vain. (From the Same.) ENGLISH LITERATURE IT is common to overlook what is near, by keeping the eye fixed upon something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted,...
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English Prose: Selections, Volume 4

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1895
...blamed, though it should sometimes happen that they are read in vain. (From the Same.) ENGLISH LITERATURE IT is common to overlook what is near, by keeping the eye fixed upon something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted,...
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Essays from the Rambler and the Idler, with Passages from the Lives of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1901 - 179 pages
...when the ground is false!, SUFFICIENCY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. No. 91. Saturday, January 12, 17GO. IT is common to overlook what is near, by keeping the eye fixed upon something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted,...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...applied to the flre. — вгелпЧе. Take all the swift advantage of the hours. — Shakespeare. thing but beauty to keep it in good health, is short-lived, an on something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected and attainable good is...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...when applied to the fire. — Qreville. Take all the swift advantage of the hours. — Shakespeare. ickerson co. on something remote. In the same manner present opportunities are neglected and attainable good is...
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Annual Register, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - History - 1761
...would foan bring on at On the great Jiorer of learning, in the Englifh language* [From tie IDLE R.] IT is common to overlook what is near, by keeping...ranges, and intent upon future advantages. Life, however fhort, is made yet ftiorter by wafte of time, and its progrefs towards happinefs, though naturally...
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