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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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Life: Its Duties and Discipline

Hetty Bowman - 1861
...HYMNS FROM THE LAND OP 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 wellbeing of our souls for eternity...
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Training school reader. [Ed.] by W.J. Unwin

William Jordan Unwin - 1862
...ruins. Such a sin against taste is very far beyond the reach of common saintahip to commit. It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had...short life, must apply himself to the work with such a consecration of his forces, as, to idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity....
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Essays, Critical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous

Stephen Frederick Williams - 1862 - 312 pages
...outbreathing of the soul for knowledge. What says Foster ? " He that would accomplish anything great in this short life, must apply himself to the work...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." Murray persevered always enthusiastically. Nothing could quench his ardour, nothing could make him...
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The Primitive Methodist Juvenile Magazine, Volumes 12-14

...the distemper and fell a victim to his humanity. As a certain writer remarks, " his character implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." Decision of character is no less important in the private walks and every-day scenes of life. What...
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united methodist free churches

william reed - 1864
...that he might be devoted to a life of hardship and danger among savage men. He had learnt the lesson, that "he had one thing to do, and that he who would...only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." His determination, so frequently expressed, to labour for the salvation of Africa, was not a fitful impulse,...
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Chief Women; Or, Higher Life in High Places

Margaret Maria Gordon - 1874
...days. (Is. lix. 15, mar. ; John x.. 20; Acts xxvi. 24; 1 Cor. xiv. 23.) Mr. Foster says, " He that would do some great thing in this short life, must...spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks u like insanity." -f- This is strangely enough more especially the case when it has to do with souls....
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Working for Jesus; or, Individual effort for the salvation of precious souls

James A R. Dickson - 1875 - 64 pages
...earnestness and intense concentration are needed to do much in this godlike service. Said John Foster : " He who would do some great thing in this short life...concentration of his forces as to idle spectators, who only live to amuse themselves, must look like insanity." Out of a loving heart speak of the unsearchable...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pages
...Letter I., 1796. He who would do some great thing in (his short life must apply himself to the work w^th such a concentration of his forces as to idle spectators,...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. JOHN FOSTER : On Decision of Character. Is there one whom difficulties dishearten who bends to...
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Chief women; or, Higher life in high places

Margaret Maria Gordon - 1877 - 324 pages
...early days. (Is. lix. 15, mar. ; John x. 20; Acts xxvi. 24; I Cor. xiv. 23.) Mr. Foster says, " He that would do some great thing in this short life, must...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity."* This is strangely enough more especially the case when it has to do with souls. I was lately struck...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 pages
...likely to be the most perfectly accomplished. BURKE: Letters on a Regicide Peace, Letter I., 1796. principal actors in this poem JOHN FOSTER : On Decision of Character. Is there one whom difficulties dishearten who bends...
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