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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 Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 3

William Hone - Great Britain - 1838
...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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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...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." Under the same unfavourable circumstances, lle composed and recited to his associates small pieces...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

Self-culture - 1840
...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 unfavourable for study than this ; and yet we see how the...
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Chips from the Workshop. Parnassus, The Outlaw's Dream, Or The Old Man's ...

Charles Ives - 1843 - 180 pages
...* * I beatoutpieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrote my problems upon them with a blunt awl ; for the rest my memory was tenacious, and I...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." Pope ADRIAN, the sixth, was the son of a barge builder. Being unwilling that the night should pass...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...secrecy were necessary in applying it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought He next tried poetry, and some of his 'lamentable doggerel' falling into the hands of Mr Cookesley,...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...secrecy were necessary in applying it I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought demonstration of the right 1 The present all their care, the future his. When public He next tried poetry, and some of his 'lamentable doggerel' falling into the hands of Mr Cookesley,...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1845
...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 unfavourable for study than this ; and yet we see how the...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1846
...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...received with applause, and sometimes, he adds, " with favours more substantial : little collections were now and then made, and I have received sixpence...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...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 Bible class magazine [ed. by C.H. Bateman]., Volume 1

National Sunday school union - 1861
...secresy 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." Who then shall say, " I must not aspire ? " W. THE MICROSCOPE, AND HOW TO USE IT. CHAPTER III. Is a...
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