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" ... secures us from weariness of ourselves, but no sooner do we sit down to enjoy our acquisitions than we find them insufficient to fill up the vacuities of life. "
The Saturday Magazine - Page 190
1841
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 8

1752
...poifons, which may for a time pleafe the palate, but foon betray their malignity by languor and by pain. It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy unenvied, to be healthful without phyfic, and fecure without a guard; to obtain from the bounty of nature, what the...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral ...

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 209 pages
...by temporary expedients, and every day is loft in contriving for to-morrow, P. of Abiflinia, p. i5i. It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy unenvied, to be healthful without phyfic, and and feoure without a guard. To obtain from the bounty of nature what...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785
...poifons which may for a time pleafe the palate, but loon betray their malignity by languor and by pain. It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy unenvied, to be healthful without phyfick, and fecure without a guard; to obtain from the bounty of nature, what the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...poiibns which may for a time pleafe the palate, but ioon betray their malignity by languor and by pain. It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy unenvied, to be healthful without phyfick, and fecure without a guard ; to obtain fro:n the bounty of nature, what...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...poifons which may for a time pleafe the palate, but ibon betray their malignity by languor and by pain. It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy unenvied, to be healthful without phyfick, and fecure without a guard ; to obtain from the bounty of nature, what the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...poifons which may for a time pleafe the palate, but foon betray their maJignity by languor and by pain. It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy unenvied, to be healthful without phyfick, and fecure without a guard ; to obtain from the bounty of nature, what the...
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The American Preceptor: Being a New Selection of Lessons for Reading and ...

Caleb Bingham - Literature - 1801 - 228 pages
...endowed with the power of laughter, and perhaps he is the only one who deferves, to be laughed at. 17. It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy unenvied, to be healthful without phyfic, and fecure without a guard : to obtain from the bounty of nature, what the...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 33

British essayists - 1802
...distressful in civilized nations, proceeds often from that change of manners which opulence has produced. Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries...the name of poverty to the want of superfluities. When Socrates passed through shops of toys and ornaments, he cried out, How many things are here which...
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Select British Classics, Volume 9

English literature - 1803
...distressful in civilized nations, proceeds often from that change of manners which opulence has produced. Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries,...the name of poverty to the want of superfluities. When Socrates passed through shops of toys and ornaments, he cried out, 'How many things are here '...
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Select British Classics, Volume 10

English essays - 1803
...ardently and vigorously, and that ardour secures us from weariness of ourselves ; but no sooner do we sit down to enjoy our acquisitions, than we find them insufficient to fill up the vacuities of life. One cause which is not always observed of the insufficiency of riches, is, that they very seldom make...
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