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" ... despite of the flippant remark of Lord Orford,) were, for the most part, as completely out of my reach, as a crown and sceptre. There was indeed a resource ; but the utmost caution and secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of... "
The Book of the Feet: A History of Boots and Shoes - Page 188
by Joseph Sparkes Hall - 1847 - 216 pages
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes ...

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1834
...secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest,...tenacious, and I could multiply and divide by it to a great exten'.." No situation, it is obvious, could be more unfavourable for study than this ; and yet we...
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An Essay on a Lay Ministry: Particulary on that of Wesleyan Local Preachers ...

William Robinson (Baptist minister.) - Lay ministry - 1832 - 184 pages
...secrecy were necessary in applying it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." No situation, it is obvious, could be more unfavourable for study than this ; and yet we see how the...
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National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of ..., Volume 3

William Jerdan - Great Britain - 1832
...secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl : for the rest,...could multiply and divide by it, to a great extent. " Hitherto I had not so much as dreamt of poetry : indeed, I scarce knew it by name ; and whatever...
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Biography of Self Taught Men

Bela Bates Edwards - Biography - 1832 - 260 pages
...secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest,...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." No situation, it is obvious, could be more unfavorable for study than this ; and yet we see how the...
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Methodist Review, Volume 3; Volume 14

Methodist Church - 1832
...secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest,...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." No situation, it is obvious, could be more unfavorable for study than this ; and yet we see how the...
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Facts Not Fables

Charles Williams - 1835 - 230 pages
...secresy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent. APPLICATION. These are striking proofs that " necessity is the mother of invention," and that " where...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calandar of Popular ...

William Hone - Days - 1835
...secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl : for the rest,...could multiply and divide by it, to a great extent. Hitherto I had not so much as dreamed of poetry : indeed I scarcely knew it by name ; and, whatever...
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The Guide to Knowledge, Volume 4

William Pinnock - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1836
...necessary in applying it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems upon them with a blunted awl ; for the rest, my memory...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." That one sentence ought to put to the blush every young man who, having the free use of books and writing...
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The every-day book and table-book; or, Everlasting calendar of ..., Volume 1

William Hone - 1837
...secrecy were necessaiy in applying to it. 1 beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl: for the rest,...could multiply and divide by it, to a great extent. Hitherto I had not so much as dreamed of poetry : indeed 1 scarcely knew it by name ; and, whatever...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 14

Englishmen - 1837
...secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest,...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." Poor Giffbrd's literary tastes drew upon him first the contempt and afterwards the dislike of his harsh...
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