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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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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volume 15

1852
...and sumptuous buildings. It implies an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had one tiling to do ; and that he who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himst'lf to the work with such a concentration of his forces, as to idle spectators, who live only...
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Essays on Political and Social Science: Contributed Chiefly to the ..., Volume 1

William Rathbone Greg - 1853 - 568 pages
...Washington. See also Foster's character of Howard (" Essays," p. 122.) : " His conduct implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...thing in this short life must apply himself to the task with such a concentration of his forces, as, to idle spectators who live only to amuse themselves,...
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Essays on Political and Social Science: Contributed Chiefly to the ..., Volume 1

William Rathbone Greg - 1853 - 568 pages
...Guizofs Washington. See also Foster's character of Howard (" Essays," p. 122.) : "His conduct implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...to do, and that he who would do some great thing in thia short life must apply himself to the task with such a concentration of his forces, as, to idle...
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Burmah's Great Missionary: Records of the Life, Character, and Achievements ...

Robert Thomas Middleditch - 1854 - 456 pages
...he was taken up, he knew no other end. In the language of Foster, concerning John Howard, he " had an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." It is scarcely necessary to remark that Mr. Judson had a strong spirit of faith. He waited upon God...
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RECORDS OF THE LIFE, CHARACTER, AND ACHIEVEMENTS

ADONIRAM JUDSON - 1854
...he was taken up, he knew no other end. In the language of Foster, concerning John Howard, he " had an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." It is scarcely necessary to remark that Mr. Judson had a strong spirit of faith. He waited upon God...
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Suggestive Thoughts for a Holy Life: Being Selections from Modern Authors

1854 - 96 pages
...single particle ; but let in a sunbeam, and how much dust and motes are hovering about ! JP Richter. He who would do some great thing in this short life...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. Foster. Devote some portion of the day to the reading of the Holy Scriptures alone in thy chamber,...
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The centenary services of Bristol tabernacle

Bristol tabernacle - 1854 - 80 pages
...of man are so limited, that he who would do some great thing, must do but one ; and must do that one with such a concentration of his forces, as, to idle...spectators who live only to amuse themselves, looks like enthusiasm, and almost draws upon him the imputation of monomania. "There is something," says Dr. M'All,...
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Three scriptural lessons taught in a Sunday school introductory to a more ...

S. B - 1855 - 108 pages
...fully impressed as his was with the conviction that tie work he engaged in was " the one thing for him to do, and that he who would do some great thing in...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." The remark of Foster, respecting Whitfield, may justly be applied to the late Mr. Gunn. " The great...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1856
...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...his forces, as, to idle spectators who live only to amusa themselves, looks like insanity. His attention was so strongly and tenaciously fixed on his object,...
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Memoir of the Rev. W. H. Hewitson

John Baillie - 1856 - 228 pages
...Characteristics Conversation " HE who would do some great thing in this short life," writes Foster, "must apply himself to the work with such a concentration...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." Above and beyond all other men is he who " concentrates his forces " on the work of winning souls pronounced...
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