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" He boasted of me to every body; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father by skipping some of the chapters, but a dawning regard for truth, aided by the love... "
Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft - Page 9
by Thomas Holcroft - 1816 - 320 pages
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 70

1816
...me to every body; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might indeed have deceived my father...writings, generally induced me to go through the whole of the task." In these rudiments of learning was comprised the whole of his literary instruction. Many...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Philosophy - 1830
...me to every body; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father...my task. One day as I was sitting at the gate with my Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming to see my father, asked me if I could read the Bible...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes ...

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...me to everybody; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father...my task. One day as I was sitting at the gate with my Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming to see my father, asked me if I could read the Bible...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 13

Englishmen - 1837
...me to every body; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might indeed have deceived my father...writings, generally induced me to go through the whole of the task." In these rudiments of learning was comprised the whole of his literary instruction. Many...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1840 - 562 pages
...me to everybody ; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father...dawning regard for truth, aided by the love I had for reading, and the wonderful histories I sometimes found in the Sacred Writings, generally induced...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1845
...to every body ; and, that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father...my task. One day as I was sitting at the gate with ray Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming to see my father, asked me if I could read the...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1847
...every body ; and, that I might lose no time, the task he set me, was eleven chapters, a day, in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father...dawning regard for truth, aided by the love I had for reading, and the wonderful histories I sometimes found in the Sacred Writings, generally induced...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1858
...me to everybody ; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father...dawning regard for truth, aided by the love I had for reading, and the wonderful histories I sometimes found in the Sacred Writings, generally induced...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865
...to everybody ; and, that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament. I might, indeed, have deceived my father...my task. One day, as I was sitting at the gate with my Bible in my hand, a neighbouring fanner, coming to see my father, asked me if I could read the Bible...
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The Heart of Oak Books, Book 4

Kate Stephens, Charles Eliot Norton, George Henry Browne - Literature - 1895
...me to everybody; and that I might lose no time, the task he set me was eleven chapters a day in the Old Testament I might indeed have deceived my father...my task. One day as I was sitting at the gate with my Bible in my hand, a neighboring farmer, coming to see my father, asked me if I could read the Bible...
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