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" It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had one thing to do, and that he who would do some great thing in this short life must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces, as to idle spectators, who live only... "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 586
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Wanderings of a Pilgrim in the Shadow of Mont Blanc

George Barrell Cheever - 1846 - 166 pages
...some great thing in this short life," says Foster, speaking of the fire of Howard's benevolence, " must apply himself to the work with such a concentration...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." This delay in boiling is undoubtedly a great element in decision of character, as it is in tenacity...
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Practical Speaking: As Taught in Yale College

Erasmus Darwin North - 1846 - 440 pages
...Such a sin against taste is( ) very far beyond the reach of common saintship to commit. It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...( ) one thing to do. and that he who would do some one great thing, in this short life, [his forces, must apply himself to the work, with such a concentration...
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The Columbian Magazine, Volumes 7-8

1847
...indicated a mind furnished by nature and grace with the most exalted endowments. His course implied " an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." So did Larned. He gave himself up to one self-denying work, that of home missions to missionary...
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Mental Discipline: With Reference to the Acquisition and Communication of ...

Davis Wasgatt Clark - 1847 - 320 pages
...devotion implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had one tiling to do, and that he would do some great thing in this short life, must...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." It is not too much to say, that the above is characteristic of all who have made great attainments...
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Wanderings of a Pilgrim in the Shadow of Mont Blanc and the Jungfrau Alp

George Barrell Cheever - 1847 - 367 pages
...great thing in this short life," says Foster, speaking of the fire of Howard's benevolence, " rauM apply himself to the work with such a concentration...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." This delay in boiling is undoubtedly a great element in decision of character, as it is in tenacity...
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Mental Discipline: With Reference to the Acquisition and Communication of ...

Davis Wasgatt Clark - 1847 - 320 pages
...their separate existence and operation, by falling into the grand one. His exclusive devotion implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had one thing to do, and that he would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration...
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An Earnest Ministry the Want of the Times

John Angell James - 1848 - 314 pages
...philanthropy among mortals, and care not about pictures, statues, and sumptuous buildings. It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. It was thus he made the trial, so seldom made, what is the utmost effect which may be granted to the...
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Essays in a Series of Letters

John Foster - 1848 - 352 pages
...ruins. Such a sin against taste is very far beyond the reach of common saintship to commit. It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had...concentration of his forces, as, to idle spectators, who liveonly to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. His attention was so strongly and tenaciously fixed...
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The Works of the Rev. Robert Hall, A.M.: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 2

Robert Hall - 1849
...the reach of common saintship to commit. It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that ho had one thing to do; and that he who would do some...looks like insanity. His attention was so strongly and tenaeionsly fixed on his object, that, even at the greatest distance, as the Egyptian Pyramids to travellers,...
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An Earnest Ministry, the Want of the Times

John Angell James - 1849 - 288 pages
...philanthropy among mortals, and care not about pictures, statues, and sumptuous buildings. It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...great thing in this short life must apply himself to the-work with such a concentration of his forces as, to idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves,...
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