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" If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-axe, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued,... "
Cheveley, Or, The Man of Honour - Page 102
by Baroness Rosina Bulwer Lytton Lytton - 1839
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

1803
...that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-axe,...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly'continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806
...countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of a pickaxi or of one impression of the spade, with the general...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...coun'.ries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of a pick* x , or of one impression of the spade, with the general...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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The British Essayists, Volume 19

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...that the' quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-axe,...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion; yet those petty operations, m-> cessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1808 - 403 pages
...canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke with the pickaxe, or of one impression of a spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed with the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 8

1808
...If a man w.as to compare the effect of a single stroke with the pick-axe, or of one impression of a spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed with the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-ax, or of one impression of the spade, with the general...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-axe,...overwhelmed by .the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operaT 4 tions, tions, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties,...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-axe,...design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by thq sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...that the quarry becomes - pyramid, and that distant countries are united with cauals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-axe,...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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