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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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GOLDEN SHEAVES

H.A. CLEVELAND - 1869
...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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A Book of Golden Thoughts

Henry Attwell - 1870 - 288 pages
...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,...talks a great deal, but says very little; looks into everything, but sees into nothing; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them are hot,...
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A Book of Golden Thoughts

Henry Attwell - 1870 - 288 pages
...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,...talks a great deal, but says very little ; looks into everything, but sees into nothing; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them are hot,...
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John Heywood's new code readers. Standard 1-3, 5, 6, Livre 5

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1872
...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 everything,...
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Gleason's Monthly Companion, Volume 3

1874
...man in ofllco, like a squirrel in a cage, ia laboring eternally, ')U* 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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THE BOOK OF HUMOUR, WIT, & WISDOM

1874
...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 Little gleaner, Volume 7

1885
...in office, like a squirrel in a cage, is labouring perpetually, 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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The youth's business guide, by Experientia

John Southward - 1883
...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. — COLTON. ASCERTAIN YOUR POSITION. — Gentlemen turn out...
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Fortunate men, how they made money and won renown: a collection of rich men ...

Fortunate men - 1884
...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. — COLTON. Exactness in Accounts. 11 The Art of Say ing...
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 pages
...eternally, but to no purpose, and in constant motion without getting on a jot ; like a Turnstile, ho is in every body's way, but stops nobody ; he talks...with those few that are he only burns his fingers. 3§jlpotrtSj). — Fuller. TEUST not him that seems a saint. H}npiirriSii. — Shakespeare. HAST thou...
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