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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 Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 2

1832
...spirits, as he confesses, began to fail him. " At this moment, says he, painful as my recollections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss, in...fructification, irresistibly caught my eye. I mention this, he adds, to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation , for...
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The Lives of Celebrated Travelers

James Augustus St. John - Travelers - 1832
...dejection, his mind gradually regained its fervent tone : — "I was, indeed, a stranger," he thought, "in a strange land ; yet I was still under the protecting eye of tiiat Providence, who has condescended to call himself the stranger's friend. At this moment, painful...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1833
...perish. The influence of religion, however, aided and supported me. I reflected that no human prudence or foresight could possibly have averted my present...the stranger's friend. At this moment, painful as my reflexions were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss, in flower, irresistibly caught my eye. I...
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The Tourist: A Literary and Anti-slavery Journal

Slavery - 1833
...spirits (as he confesses) began to fail him . " At this moment (says he), painful as my recollections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss, in...fructification, irresistibly caught my eye. I mention this (he adds) to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation; for...
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The Philosophy of Religion: Or an Illustration of the Moral Laws of the Universe

Thomas Dick - Christian ethics - 1833 - 391 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 Literary and Theological Review, Volume 4

Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon - Theology - 1837
...alternative, but to lie down and perish. The influence of religion, however, aided and supported me. I was indeed a stranger in a strange land, yet I was...the stranger's friend. At this moment, painful as were my reflections, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss in fructification irresistibly caught...
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Outlines of Botany: Including a General History of the Vegetable ..., Volume 1

Gilbert Thomas Burnett - Botany - 1835 - 1190 pages
...perish. The influence of religion, however, aided and supported me. I reflected that no human prudence or foresight could possibly have averted my present...reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss irresistibly caught my eye, (I mention this, to shew from what trifling circumstances the mind will...
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The Student's Manual: Designed, by Specific Directions, to Aid in Forming ...

John Todd - Conduct of life - 1835 - 392 pages
...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 triflina; circumstances the mind \ '.- " will sometimes derive consolation ; for, though...
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The Student's Manual: Designed, by Specific Directions, to Aid in Forming ...

John Todd - Conduct of life - 1835 - 392 pages
...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 ttiis to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation; for, though...
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The Travels of Richard and John Lander, Into the Interior of Africa: For the ...

Robert Huish - 1836 - 782 pages
...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 whole...
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