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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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The Ladies' Companion

1853
...and that distant countries are united by canals. If a man were to compaie the •ingle stroke of a pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the...general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed with a sense of their disproportion : yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction, Volume 1

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1852
...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, or of one impression of ti,e spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 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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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856
...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 pickaxe,...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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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...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 pickaxe,...the spade, with the general design and last result, be would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion; yet those petty operations, incessantly...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1856 - 360 pages
...countries are united by canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke with the pick-ax, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed with a sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 18

1858
...countries nrc united by canals. If a man were to compare tho effect of a finale stroke of the pickax, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, ho would bo overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion. Yet those petty operations, incessantly...
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The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record: For ..., Volumes 9-10

1859
...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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Census of the British empire: compiled from official returns for 1861, Volume 2

Charles Anthony Coke - 1864
...architects of their prosperity. " If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of apic&axe, 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 u.ountains...
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The British Millennial Harbinger

1865
...perseverance. It is by this that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united by canals. If a man were to compare the effect of a single...one impression of the spade with the general design or the last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations...
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