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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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Annals of Industry and Genius

Cecilia Lucy Brightwell - Biography - 1863 - 298 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. " Hitherto I had not so much as dreamed of poetry ; indeed I scarcely knew it by name ; and whatever...
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The English nation; or, A history of England in the lives of ..., Volume 5

Englishmen - 1863
...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 Gifford's literary tastes drew upon him first the contempt and afterwards the dislike of his harsh...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865
...necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problcms on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest, my memory...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." No situation, it will be admitted, could be more unfavourable for study than this; and yet we see how...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 15-16

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Anthologies - 1869
...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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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 16

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1869
...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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Biography, exemplary and instructive

William Chambers - Biography - 1873 - 304 pages
...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...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 Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1876
...secrecy were necessary in applying it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought ic groves ? In Rome's great Forum, who but hears him...moral thunders o'er the subject soul ? .... Hail, 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]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1881
...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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Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers

William Edward Winks - Europe - 1883 - 288 pages
...secrosy 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." Strange to say, although he displayed so much ability and zeal iu the study of mathematics, he was...
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The Works of the British Poets: Selected and Chronologically ..., Volume 3

John Aikin, John Frost - English poetry - 1866
...necessary in ap. plying to it I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problem* on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest, my memory...could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." Under the same unfavourable circumstances, he composed and recited to his associates small piece* of...
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