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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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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...distant countries are united with canals. If a man wns 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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Many Thoughts of Many Minds: A Treasury of Quotations from the Literature of ...

Louis Klopsch - 1896 - 304 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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Rising in the World, Or, Architects of Fate: A Book Designed to Inspire ...

Orison Swett Marden - 1897 - 478 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 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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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
...countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-ax, ile others around yon grow rich by fraud and disloyalty...others beg their way upward ; bear the pain of di those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
...countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-ат, or of one impression of the spade with the general design and hist result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations,...
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Pushing to the Front, Volume 1

Orison Swett Marden - 1911 - 824 pages
...countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pickax, 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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How to Have a Conversation with God: Prayer That Draws Us Closer to the Father

Don M. Aycock - 2004 - 89 pages
...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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Pushing to the Front, Volume 1

Orison Swett Marden - 2005 - 460 pages
...countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pickax, 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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Eliza Cook's Journal, Volume 2

1850
...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 Churchman's Monthly Penny Magazine, and Guide to Christian Truth ...

1851
...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,...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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