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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 biographia Leodiensis; or, Biographical sketches of the worthies of ...

Richard Vickerman Taylor - 1865
...distant countries are united by canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of a 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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The new handbook of illustration; or, Treasury of themes, meditations [&c ...

E S. P - 1874
...distant countries are united by 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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Wisdom and Genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Prose Writings

Samuel Johnson, William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 298 pages
...this 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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Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society, Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home ...

Mrs. Bloomfield H. Moore - 1878 - 555 pages
...countries are united by canals. If a man was to compare the single stroke of the pickaxe, or of an impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he \vould be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion. Yet those petty operations, incessantly...
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The St. James's Magazine and United Empire Review, Volume 36

1879
...canals. If a man \vere to compare the effect of a single stroke of a pickaxe, or one impression of a spade, with the general design and last result, he...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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Gems of great authors; or, The philosophy of reading and thinking, selected ...

John Tillotson - 1880 - 386 pages
...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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Ideals of Life, Or, Wisdom of the Ages: A Series of Wholesome, Practical ...

Osgood Eaton Fuller - 1881 - 600 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, or of one impression of a spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion...
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Solomon's Little People: A Story about the Ants

James Crowther - 1882 - 189 pages
...distant countries are united by 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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Christian ethics and wise sayings, by a presbyter of the Church of England

Christian ethics - 1883 - 277 pages
...distant countries are united by 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 little operations incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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Old Yorkshire, Volume 3

1891
...canals. If a man were to compare the effect of a single stroke with a 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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