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" Methinks I hear some of you say, Must a Man afford himself no Leisure? — I will tell thee, my Friend, what Poor Richard says, Employ thy Time well if thou meanest to gain Leisure; and since thou art not sure of a Minute, throw not away an Hour. "
The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical and ... - Page 5
1812
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 39

English literature - 1777
...Richard 6y5, " A life of leifure, and a life of lazioffs, are two things." Do you imagine Hut Both will afford you more comfort than labour ? No : for, as poor Richard fys, " Troubles fpring from idlenefs, •"id grievous toil from needlefs eafe. .Many without labour...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...Richard fays, " A life of leifure, and a life of lazinefs are two things." Do you imagine that floth will afford you more comfort than labour ? No : for, as poor Richard fays, " Troubles fpring from idlenefs, and grievous toil from needlefs eafe : Many without labour would...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure ; and, since thou art not sure of a minute throw not away an hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful;...diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never; for, " A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, without labour, would live by...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...gain leisure ; and since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.' Leisure is lime in doing something useful ; this leisure the diligent...comfort than labour ? No ; for, as poor Richard says, ' Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. Many, without labour, would...
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Select Pieces

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...to gain leisure; and since tliou art not sure of a minute, throw net POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK. away an hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful...toil from needless ease ; many without labour would live by their own wits only ; but they break for want of stock:" whereas industry gives comfort, and...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure; and, since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.'' Leisure is time for doing something useful...the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never ; for, " A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, without labour, would live...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure ; and since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful...the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never ; for " ft life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, \\ithoutlabour, would live...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...time well, if thdu meanest to gain leisure; and since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away au hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful;...diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never; for " a life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, without labour would live by their...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...well, if " thou meanest to gain leisure," andj " Since thou art " not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful...the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never ; for, " A life of leisure, and a life of laziness are two things." "Many, without labour, would live...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure , and, lince thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful: this leisure the diligent man will •btain, but the laxy man never; for, "A life f leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many,...
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