Wednesday, December 25, 2019
From The British Essayists; with Prefaces Biographical, Historical, and Critical, Volume 12, by Robert Lynman
"Many impose upon the world, and many upon themselves, by an appearance of severe and exemplary diligence, when they, in reality, give themselves up to the luxury of fancy, please their minds with regulating the past, or planning out the future; place themselves at the will in varied situations of happiness, and slumber away their days in voluntary visions."
From The Rambler, #89. Tuesday, January 22, 1751., by Samuel Johnson