George Washington

Harper & brothers, 1905 - 333 Seiten

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Seite 314 - as a Lover; and attired With sudden brightness, like a man inspired; And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw. ******* A soul whose master-bias leans To homefclt pleasures and to gentle scenes;
Seite 314 - pleasures and to gentle scenes; ******* More brave for this, that he hath much to love:* * * the man, who, lifted high, Conspicuous object in a nation's eye, Or left unthought of in obscurity,— Who, with a toward or untoward lot, Prosperous or adverse, to his
Seite 313 - life, A constant influence, a peculiar grace ; But who, if he be called upon to face Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined Great issues, good or bad, for humankind, Is
Seite 314 - or not. Plays, in the many games of life, that one Where what he most doth value must be won." ACTS of Trade, 121. INDEX Adams, John, represents Massachusetts in Congress at Philadelphia, 154; character of,
Seite 174 - every gentleman in this room, that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Seite 290 - but the whole earth, The beauty wore of promise, that which sets (As at some moments might not be unfelt Among the bowers of paradise itself) The budding rose above the rose full blown.
Seite 70 - Assembly in New York followed suit. " It appears," they said, in high judicial tone, " that the French have built a fort at a place called French Creek, at a considerable distance from the river Ohio, which may, but does not by any evidence or information appear to us to be, an invasion of any of his Majesty's colonies.
Seite 174 - It was utterly out of my power to refuse this appointment, without exposing my character to such censures as would have reflected dishonor upon myself and given pain to my friends.
Seite 262 - pledged him in the view of the country to take part also in the formation of the government. "In a matter so essential to the well-being of society as the prosperity of a newly instituted government,
Seite 169 - Resolved, unanimously, that a well-regulated militia, composed of the gentlemen freeholders and other freemen, is the natural strength and only stable security of a free government; and that such militia will relieve our mother-country from any expense in our protection and defence, -will obviate the pretence of a necessity for taxing us on that account, and render it unnecessary to keep any standing

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