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" If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pickaxe, 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,... "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 311
1808
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Select British Classics, Volume 5

English literature - 1803
...overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly'continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains...importance that those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superior to names hourly swept away by time...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806
...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...importance that those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superior to names hourly swept away by time...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...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...greatest difficulties, and mountains are levelled, and odeans bounded, by the slender force of human beings. It is therefore of the utmost importance that...
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The Monthly repository (and review)., Volume 12

1817
...last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet these petty operatiens, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest...difficulties, and mountains are levelled and oceans hounded, by the slender force of human beings." — (No. 43.) The King and the British Constitution;...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - Quietude - 1808 - 403 pages
...has very forcibly observed, that " all the performances of human art, at which we look with piaise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of...therefore of the utmost importance that those who hi-ve any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superior...
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The British Essayists, Volume 19

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion; yet those petty operations, m-> cessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains are levelled, and ocean* bounded, by the slender force of human beings. It is therefore of the utmost importance that...
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The Rambler, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English essays - 1809
...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...importance that those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superior to names hourly swept away by time...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another]

1810
...one impression of the spade, with .the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by thq sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations,...importance that those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superiour to names hourly swept away by time...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...would be overwhelmed by .the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operaT 4 tions, tions, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest...importance that those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superiour to names hourly swept away by time...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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...importance that those who have any intention of deviating from the beaten, roads of life, and acquiring a reputation superior to names hourly swept away by time...
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