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" It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. "
The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy ... - Page 169
1826
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1820 - 419 pages
...circumstances and situation in which he has been placed, that Mr. Roscoe derives his highest claims to admiration. It is interesting to notice how some...obstacles. Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear legitimate dulness to maturity; and to glory in the vigour...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American essays - 1822
...circumstances and situation in which he has been placed, that Mr. Roscoe derives his highest claims to admiration. It is interesting to notice how some...obstacles. Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear legitimate dulness to maturity ; and to glory in the vigour...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - Americans - 1821 - 336 pages
...he has been placed, that Mr. Roscoe derives his highest claims to admiration. It is interesting tu notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves,...obstacles. Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear legitimate dulness to maturity ; and to glory in the vigour...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...circumstances and situation in which he has been placed, that Mr Roscoe derives his highest claims to admiration. It is interesting to notice how some...obstacles. Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear legitimate dulness to maturity; and to glory in the vigour...
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The Literary magnet of the belles lettres, science, and the fine arts, ed ...

Tobias Merton (pseud) - 1824
...Roscoe ; his reflections on whom are melancholy and impressive. " It is interesting," he writes, " to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves,...but irresistible way, through a thousand obstacles." He dwells upon the misfortunes of Mr. Roscoe with a delicacy, that would make us believe he considered...
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The beauties of Washington Irving, esq. ...

Washington Irving - American essays - 1830 - 316 pages
...sorrow ; she clasped her hands, uttered a faint shriek, and stood wringing them in silent agony. GENIUS. IT is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost...way through a thousand obstacles. Nature seems to deb'ght in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear legitimate dullness to maturity;...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq, Volume 1

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1834 - 316 pages
...very circumstances and situation in which he has been placed, that Roscoe derives his highest claims to admiration. It is interesting to notice how some...obstacles. Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear legitimate dulness to maturity ; and to glory in the vigour...
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The Monthly Repository, and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 2

F. S. Wiggins Editors: - 1832
...returned to the luties of life no longer sorrowing as those who have no hope. GENIUS, BY ME. IK VINO. IT is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost...obstacles. Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear legitimate dullness to maturity ; and to glory in the...
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An essay on elocution: designed for the use of schools and private learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1834 - 341 pages
...I. SELECTIONS IN PROSE AND POETRY. SECTION I. SELECT PARAGRAPHS. Beautiful Metaphor. — IRVING. 1. IT is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost...obstacles^. Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art', with which it would rear legitimate dulness to maturity', and to glory in the...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Americans - 1834
...very circumstances and situation in which he has been placed, that Roscoe derives his highest claims to admiration. It is interesting to notice how some...themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, ROSCOE. 19 and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. Nature seems...
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