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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
edited by - 1806
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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...spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.1' Above and beyond all other men is he who " concentrates his forces " on the work of winning...
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The United Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 10

1856
...be able to con~ centrate its powers upon the matter in hand. — Rev. J. B, Lester. WISE INSANITY. HE who would do some great thing in this short life, must set himself to the work with such a concentral ion of his powers as, to idle spectators, who live only...
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The Ohio Journal of Education, Volume 6

1857
...— a persistent, untamable efficacy of soul — with the energy of Howard ; he had one thing to do. He who would do some great thing in this short life,...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. Qftmational ASHLAND. — At the recent Exhibition of this Union School, Mr. SM Barber, Superintendent,...
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Doing Good; Or, The Christian in Walks of Usefulness

Robert Steel (D.D.) - 1858
...work ere he went to rest. " He who would do some great thing in this short life," said John Foster, " must apply himself to the work with such a concentration...live 'only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." Thus lived and laboured an earnest artisan, a blessing to his generation, and the means of carrying...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 6; Volume 27

1858
...antiquities and works of art, he concludes. " It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that be had one thing to do, and that he who would do some great thing in this short life, must npply himself to the work, with such a concentration of his forces, O8, to idle speculators, who live...
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Success in Life: A Book for Young Men

1858
...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 one thing to do, and thai he who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such...
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Life: its duties and discipline, by a clergyman's daughter

Life - 1859
...HYMNS FROM THE LAND OF LUTHER. " HE that would do some great thing in this short life," says Foster, " must apply himself to the work with such a concentration...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." How much more, when the work in which we are engaged concerns the well-being of our souls for eternity!...
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Physiology of education: mental, moral, and social facts

William Moore Wooler - 1860
...for them never occurs, and our plans are swept away like chaff before the wind. " He," says Foster, "who would do some great thing in this short life,...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." "Awake, awake !" says GOD ; " put on thy strength." In the Leisure Hour we have an interesting account...
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Memorials of Joseph Sortain

Mrs. Bridget Margaret SORTAIN - 1861 - 443 pages
...Character. In his enchanting description of the philanthropic Howard, he says of his conduct, ' it implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.' O ! Lord, qualify me by an infusion of a similar spirit of decision. Grant that, in one sense, I may...
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In Memoriam: Testimonials to the Life and Character of the Late Francis ...

1861 - 36 pages
...unconquerable and invariable than the determination of his feelings towards the main object. * * * There was an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. * * * "As his method referred every thing he did and thought to the same end, and his exertion did...
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