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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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Memoir of the Late James Hope ...

Mrs. Hope (Anne Fulton) - 1844 - 365 pages
...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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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1845
...distant countries arc united by canalsL If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of pick-axe, or of one impression of the spade, with...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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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volume 1

1845
...distant countries are united by canals. tf a man was to compare tho effect of a single stroke of a pick-axe, or of one impression of the spade, with...design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by the lensc of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, ncessantly continued, in time surmount the...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 320 pages
...countries are united with canals and rail-roads. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of a pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he would be ovenvhelmeil by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued,...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 pages
...countries are united with canals and rail-roads. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of a pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelm ed by the sense of their disproportion ; ye* those petty operations, incessantly continued,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...pyramid, and that distant countries" are united with canals. If u. man n wu to compare the effect of & single stroke of the pick-axe, or of one impression...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in lime surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages

Materials - 1846
...distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of a pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the...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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My youthful companions, by the author of 'My school-boy days'.

My youthful companions - 1846 - 154 pages
...a pyramid, and by it distant countries are united by canals and railways. If we compare the effects of a single stroke of the pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last effect, we should be overwhelmed by a sense of their disproportion : yet these petty operations, incessantly...
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Lessons derived from the animal world, Volume 2

C. T - 1847
...heathen lands the blessings of civilization. " And yet," says one of our old writers, " 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...
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Eliza Cook's journal, Volume 2

...that the quarry hecomes a pyramid, nnd that distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-axe,...with the general design, and last result, he would he overwhelmed hy the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations incessantly continued,...
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