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" At this moment, painful as my reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss in fructification irresistibly caught my eye. I mention this to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation ; for though the... "
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed Under the Direction ... - Page 244
by Mungo Park, James Rennell - 1799 - 372 pages
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 36

1799
...(till under the protecting eye of that Providence, who has eondefcended to call himfelf the ftranger's friend. At this moment, painful as my reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a fmall mofs, in fructification, irrefillibly caught my «ye. I mention this, to (hew from what trilling...
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The Evangelical Magazine

Religion - 1807
...could possibly have averted my present suiterings. I indeed was a stranger in u strange land; yet 1 was still under the protecting eye of that, Providence...moss, in fructification, irresistibly caught my eye. 1 mention this to shew from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation...
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Self-improvement [abridged from 'The student's guide', by J. Todd].

John Todd - 1799
...recollected that no human prudence or foresight could have arrested my present sufferings. I indeed was a stranger in a strange land; yet I was still under...fructification irresistibly caught my eye. I mention this to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation; for though the whole...
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Variety: Or, Selections and Essays, Consisting of Anecdotes, Curious Facts ...

Priscilla Wakefield - Anecdotes - 1809 - 207 pages
...reflected, that no human prudence or foresight could possibly have averted my present sufferings. I was a stranger in a strange land ; yet I was still under...small moss in fructification, irresistibly caught my attention. I mention this, to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive...
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The Practical Expositor: Or, Scripture Illustrated by Facts, and Arranged ...

Charles Buck - Calendars - 1815 - 352 pages
...recollected that no human prudence or foresight could have averted my present sufferings. I indeed was a stranger in a strange land ; yet I was still under...reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small rnoss in fructification irresistably caught my eye. I mention this to shew from what trifling circumstances...
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The omnipresence of the Supreme being, a Seatonian prize poem

Edward Bishop Elliott - 1821
...fail me. I considered my fate as certain; and that I had no alternative but to lie down and perish At this moment painful as my reflections were, the...small moss in fructification irresistibly caught my eye:—Can that Being, thought I, who planted, watered and brought to perfection in this obscure part...
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Popular philosophy: or, The book of nature laid open upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826
...perish. The influence of religion, however, aided and supported me. I reflected that no human prudence or foresight, could possibly have averted my present...condescended to call himself the stranger's friend. j • " At this moment, painful as my reflections were, Hie extraordinary beauty of a small MOSS in...
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A Flora of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Volume 2

George Johnston - Botany - 1829
...perish. The influence of religion, however, aided and supported me. I reflected that no human prudence or foresight could possibly have averted my present...fructification, irresistibly caught my eye. I mention this, to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation ; for, though the...
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The Philosophy of Religion; Or, An Illustration of the Moral Laws of the ...

Thomas Dick - Christian ethics - 1828 - 461 pages
...other alternative, but to lie down and die. The influence of religion, however, aided and supported me. At this moment, painful as my reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss irresistibly caught my eye. Can that Being, thought I, who planted, watered, and brought to perfection,...
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The American Baptist Magazine, Volume 12

Baptists - 1832
...animals, and men still more savage. I was five hundred miles from the nearest European settlement. At this moment, painful as my reflections were, the...fructification irresistibly caught my eye. I mention this, to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation ; for, though the...
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