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Página 225 - ... he derived from his early training raised him above his competitors. If he was taken into a warehouse as a porter, he soon became foreman. If he enlisted in the army, he soon became a...
Página 511 - what to do with them." By this time he could scarcely respire. "Can this," he said to the physicians, "last long?
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Página 508 - The bone was set, and he returned to Kensington in his coach. The jolting of the rough roads of that time made it necessary to reduce the fracture again. To a young and vigorous man such an accident would have been a trifle. But the frame of William was not in a condition to bear even the slightest shock, He felt that his time was short, and grieved, with a grief such as only noble spirits feel, to think that he must leave his work but half finished.
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Página 492 - REMEMBER, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows. We have drunken our water for money ; our wood is sold unto us. Our necks are under persecution : we labour, and have no rest.