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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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Rural Repository, Volume 13

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.' and sometimes with f.ivors more substantial ; little collections were now nnd then made, and he often...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1851
...secrecy were necessary in applying it I beat out pieces of leather as smooth u possible, and wrought orrect. • Пе made an administration eo chequered...put together a piece of Joinery во crossly indent grest eitent" He next tried poetry, and some of his 'lamentable doggerel' falling into the hands of...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1852
...applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on ihem with a blunted awl ; for the rest, my memory was tenacious,...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." Under the same unfavourable circumstances, he composed and recited to his associates small pieces of...
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The Triumphs of Perseverance and Enterprise: Recorded as Examples for the Young

Thomas Cooper - Biography - 1854 - 376 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." He essayed the composition of rhyme, and the rehearsal of his verses secured him a few pence from his...
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 11

Religion - 1855
...seeresy weta necessary in applying it. I beat out picces of leather as smooth as pos. sible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl; for the rest,...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent" We might havf,, brought forward numerous other instances, but we deem the preceding sufficicnt for...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1858
...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 unfa vourable for study than this ; and yet we see how the...
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The graduated series of reading-lesson books, Book 4

Graduated series - 1859
...secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wronght 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 versifying — indeed, I scarcely knew poetry by name ; and,...
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Meliora, Volumes 1-2

Social sciences - 1859
...following speak for him : — 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.' He then began to compose poetry, which was the means of his advancement. Afterwards, by the kind offices...
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The table book

William Hone - 1859
...smooth as possible and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl: for the rest, my memory wa* tenacious, and I 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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Men who have made themselves [by J. McGilchrist].

John McGilchrist - 1860
...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 ex- tent." At last, however, Gifford obtained some alleviation of his extreme poverty. He had scarcely,...
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