Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.
Sydney Smith, when labouring at Foston-le-Clay, in Yorkshire, though he did not feel himself to be in his proper element, went cheerfully to work in the determination to do his best. "I am resolved," he said, "to like it and reconcile myself to it, which is more manly than to feign myself above it, and to send up complaints by the post of being thrown away, of lying desolate, and such like trash." So Dr. Hook, when leaving Leeds for Chichester, said, "Wherever I may be, I shall, by God's blessing, do with all my might what my hand findeth to do, and if I do not find work, I shall make it."
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