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" A weak man in office, like a squirrel in a cage, is laboring eternally, but to no purpose, and in constant motion without getting on a jot; like a turnstile, he is in everybody's way, but stops nobody; he talks a great deal, but says very little; looks... "
Lacon: Or, Many Things in Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think - Page 170
de Charles Caleb Colton - 1836 - 504 pages
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The Economist and General Adviser: Containing Papers on the ..., Volume 1

1825
...man in office, like, a squirrel in a cage, is labouring eternally, but to no purpose, and in constant motion without getting on a jot; like a turnstile,...into nothing; and has a hundred irons in the fire, hut very few of them are hot ; and with those few that are, he only burns his fingers. COOKERY. LOBSTERS...
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The Good citizen; a political and literary miscellany

1831
...important office, like a squirrel in a cage, is labouring eternally but to no purpose, and in constant motion without getting on a jot; like a turnstile,...he talks a great deal, but says very little ; looks at every think, but sees into nothing ; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them are...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge

1834
...eternally, but to no purpoie, and ш conitant motion, without getting on a jot ; like a turnstUe, he in in every body's way, but stops nobody ; he talks a...deal, but says very little; looks into every thing, bul sees into nothing ; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them are hot, and with...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
...without getting on a jot ; talks a great deal, but says very little ; looks into everything, but sees nothing ; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them hot, and with those that are he only burns his fingers. — Colton. HYPOCRISY. — Hypocrisy, of course,...
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Oldham's Amusing and Instructive Reader: A Course of Reading, Original and ...

Oliver Oldham - 1854 - 384 pages
...man in office, like a squirrel in a cage, is laboring eternally, but to no purpose, and in constant motion, without getting on a jot; like a turnstile he is in everybody's way but stops nobody ; he talks a great deal, but says very little ; looks into everything,...
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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...man in office, like a squirrel in a cage, is labouring eternally, but to no purpose, and in constant motion without getting on a jot; like a Turnstile, he is in everybody's way, but stops nobody; he talks a great deal, but says very little ; looks into every thing,...
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The North-Carolina Journal of Education, Volume 1

1858
...without getting on a jot; talks a great deal,but says very little; looks into every thing, but sees nothing; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them hot, and with those that are he only burns his fingers. Culton. A man is taller in the morning than...
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Lord Chesterfield's advice to his son on men and manners. To which are added ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1861
...man in office, like a squirrel in a cage, is labouring eternally, but to no purpose, and in constant motion without getting on a jot : like a turnstile,...every body's way, but stops nobody ; he talks a great deal,"but says very little; looks into every thing, but sees into nothing ; and has a hundred irons...
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The Sword and the trowel; ed. by C.H. Spurgeon

London metrop. tabernacle - 1885
...without getting on a jot ; talks a great deal, but says very little ; looks into everything, but sees nothing ; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them hot, and with those he burns his fingers. — Co/ton." •' Pull yourself together. Many a man has...
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Readings for Young Men, Merchants, and Men of Business

Readings - 1866 - 166 pages
...a cage, is labouring eternally, but to no purpose — in constant motion without getting on a jot ; talks a great deal, but says very little ; looks into every thing, but sees nothing ; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them hot, and with those that are he...
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