The Biographical Record of Ogle County, Illinois (Google eBook)

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S.J. Clarke, 1899 - Ogle County (Ill.) - 492 pages
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Page 183 - tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the...
Page 460 - Endowed by nature with a sound judgment, and an accurate, discriminating mind, he feared not that laborious attention which made him perfectly master of those subjects, in all their relations, on which he was to decide ; and this essential quality was guided by an unvarying sense of moral right, which would tolerate the employment only of those means that would bear the most rigid examination ; by a fairness of intention...
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Page 57 - Fortunate is the man who has back of him an ancestry honorable and distinguished, and happy is he if his lines of life are cast in harmony therewith. In person, in talents and in character Aime Geoffrion is a worthy scion of his race.
Page 450 - His life history most happily illustrates what may be attained by faithful and continued effort in carrying out an honest purpose. Integrity, activity and energy have been the crowning points...

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