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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. "
Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry: Selected for ... - Page 62
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The Poetic Reader: Containing Selections from the Most Approved Authors ...

Joseph Emerson - 1832 - 122 pages
...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 plan ; At fifty, chides his infamous delay, 35 Pushes his piudent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought, Resolves, and re-resolves...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - 1833 - 232 pages
...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 plan; At fifty, chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve, In all the magnanimity of thought: — Resolves, and re-resolves,...
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A Collection, in Prose and Verse, for the Use of Schools

Andrew Thomson - 1835 - 302 pages
...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 plan ; At fifty, chides his infamous delay ; Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought, Resolves, and re-resolves,...
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The Young Lady's Book of Elegant Poetry: Comprising Selections from the ...

Author of The young man's own book - 1836 - 336 pages
...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 plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay. Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves, and re-resolves...
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Fifth Book of Lessons for the Use of the Irish National Schools

1836 - 424 pages
...ourselves, and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise, ; i " 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;...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837 - 362 pages
...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 plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves ; and re-resolves...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837 - 448 pages
...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 plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves ; and re-resolves...
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The Complaint and Consolation; Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death and ...

Edward Young - 1837 - 310 pages
...ourselves, and only wish, As duteous sons, our fathers were more wise. At thirty man suspects himself ft fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, 420 Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves, and re-resolves...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838 - 342 pages
...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 plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve ; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves ; and re-resolves...
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Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1839 - 300 pages
...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 plan; At fifty, chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought J Itesolves, and re-resolves;...
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