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" Piety is the only proper and adequate relief of decaying man. He that grows old without religious hopes, as he declines into imbecility, and feels pains and sorrows... "
The Rambler - Page 440
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 3

1750 - 228 pages
...be recalled from the part, or borrowed from the future : the paft is too often very foon exhaufted ; and the future lies beyond the grave, where it can be reached only by virtue and devotion. Piety, then, is the only proper and adequate relief of decaying man, fince this world can give no farther...
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The Rambler. ...

Samuel Johnson - 1763 - 292 pages
...fhould have any gladnefs of its own, or feel any fatisfaction from the contemplation of the prefent. All the comfort that can now be expected muft be recalled...relief of decaying man. He that grows old without religi£ 5 ous I cms hopes, as he declines into imbecility, and feels pains and forrows inceflantly...
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The Rambler: In Four Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1784 - 352 pages
...exhaufted, all the events or actions of which the memory can afford pleafure are quickly recolle&ed j and the future lies beyond the grave, where it can...relief of \ decaying man. He that grows old without reli- ' gious hopes, as he declines into imbecility, and I feels pains and forrows inceflantly crowding...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 1

1785 - 596 pages
...exhaulted, all the events or aflions of which the memory can afford pleafure are quickly recolleftedj and the future lies beyond the grave, where it can...declines into imbecility, and feels pains and forrows inceflantlv crowding upon him, falls into a gufph of bottornlefs mifery, in which every reflection...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fhould have any gladnefs of its own, or feel any fatisfaction from the contemplation of the prefent. All the comfort that can now be expected muft be recalled...as he declines into imbecility, and feels pains and ibrrows incefTantly crowding upon him, falls into a gulph of bottomlefs mifery, in which every reflection...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 638 pages
...fhould have any gladnefs of its own, or feel any fatisfaction from the contemplation of the prefent. All the comfort that can now be expected muft be recalled...declines into imbecility, and feels pains and forrows incefiantly crowding upon him, falls into a gulph of bottomlefs mifery, in which every reflection muft...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 582 pages
...leienity and chearfulnefs ? If it has been found by the experi»ncc of mankind, that not even the belt it can be reached only by virtue and devotion. Piety...decaying man. He that grows old without religious hop^s, as he declines into imbecility, and feels pain* and forrows inceffantly crouding upon him, falls...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 460 pages
...expecled muft be recalled from the paft, or borrowed from the future ; the paft is very foon exhanfted, all the events or actions of which the memory can...declines into imbecility, and feels pains and forrows inceflantly crowding upon him, falls into a gulph of bottomlefs mifery, in whichevery reflection muft...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]., Volume 2

1801 - 330 pages
...actions of which the memory can afford pleafure are quickly recollected ; and the future lies beyond beyond the grave, where it can be reached only by...declines into imbecility, and feels pains and forrows inceflantly crowding upon him, falls into a gulph of bottomlefs mifery, in which every reflertion muft...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

1803 - 290 pages
...the past is very soon exhausted, all the events or actions of which the memory can afford pleasure are quickly recollected ; and the future lies beyond...as he declines into imbecility, and feels pains and sorrows incessantly crowding upon him, falls into a gulph of bottomless misery, in which every reflection...
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