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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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The works of Robert Hall. With a brief memoir of his life, by dr ..., Volume 4

Robert Hall - 1832
...common saintship to com" mit. It implied an inconceivable severity of " conviction, that he had one tMng to do ; and that " he, who would do some great thing...short " life, must apply himself to the work with such "ai concentration of his forces, as, to idle spec" tators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks...
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Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Labours of the Rev. John Smith, Late of ...

Richard Treffry - 1833 - 328 pages
...life. 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 looks like insanity.* " Where the results which he desired," says Mr. Calder, " did not attend his...
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Reviews and miscellaneous pieces

Robert Hall - 1833
...Such a sin against taste is very far " beyond the reach of common saintship to com" mit. It implied an inconceivable severity of " conviction, that he...with such "a concentration of his forces, as, to idle spec" tators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks " like insanity. His attention was so strongly...
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Essays in a Series of Letters

John Foster - 1833 - 456 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...who would do some great thing in this short life, mu?t apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces, as, to idle spectators who...
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The First-class Reader: A Selection for Exercises in Reading : from Standard ...

Benjamin Dudley Emerson - 1833 - 276 pages
...There is danger of being burnt if you get too near the fire. He, who would achieve any thing great in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such concentration of his forces, as, to idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks almost...
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The Works of Robert Hall, A.M.: With a Brief Memoir of His Life, Volume 4

Robert Hall - 1834
...Such a sin against taste is very far " beyond the reach of common saintship to com" mit. It implied an inconceivable severity of " conviction, that he...with such "a concentration of his forces, as, to idle spec" tators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks " like insanity. His attention was so strongly...
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A History of the Church: From the Birth of Christ to the Present Time ...

Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1834 - 504 pages
...forbidding it to be more, and the character of the individual forbidding it to be less. His conduct implied an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...who would do some great thing in this short life, musi apply himself to the work, with such a concentration of his forces, as, to idle spectators who...
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The Elocutionist: Consisting of Declamations and Readings in Prose and ...

Jonathan Barber - 1836 - 392 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 one thing to do, and that he who would do some one great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 11

1838
...the magnificence of its ruins. He closes the paragraph by remarking of this conduct, that it implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had...idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, may look like insanity. It was not without a knowledge of the nature of man, that the astronomer in...
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The American National Preacher, Volumes 12-14

1838
...the most sacred duty of that hour. He acted under a full conviction that he had one thing to do, and he who would do some great thing in this short life,...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." Nor was it his object to become acquainted with her philosophers, her poets, or her orators. Although...
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