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" To me it appears no unjust simile to compare the affairs of this great continent to the mechanism of a clock, each state representing some one or other of the... "
Habits of Mind: Fostering Access and Excellence in Higher Education - Seite 150
von William Barclay Allen, Carol M. Allen - 249 Seiten
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Lelia Hardin Bugg - 1895 - 344 Seiten
...with another, when it is wanted to discover the relative worth of each, or for the sake of contrast. To me it appears no unjust simile to compare the affairs...this great continent to the mechanism of a clock. — Washington. Shall pack horses compare with Caesars ? — Shakespeare. Compare dead happiness with...
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Modern Eloquence, Band 7

Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh - 1900
...exclaimed, " where are our men of abilities ? Why do they not come forth and save the country?" He compared the affairs of this great continent to the mechanism of a clock, of which each State was putting its own small part in order, but neglecting the great wheel, or spring,...
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Letters and Addresses,

George Washington - 1908 - 489 Seiten
...home in posts of honor or profit, till the great National Interest is fixed upon a solid basis. — To me, it appears no unjust simile to compare the...or other of the smaller parts of it which they are endeavoring to put in fine order without considering how useless & unavailing their labor is unless...
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America First: Patriotic Readings

Jasper Leonidas McBrien - 1916 - 288 Seiten
...exclaimed, "where are our men of abilities? Why do they not come forth and save the country?" He compared the affairs of this great continent to the mechanism of a clock, of which each state was putting its own small part in order, but neglecting the great wheel, or spring,...
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The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript ..., Band 14

George Washington - 1779
...FACTIONS IN CONGRESS 301 honor or profit, till the great national Interests are fixed upon a solid basis. To me it appears no unjust Simile to compare the affairs...or other of the smaller parts of it, which they are endeavouring to put in fine order without considering how useless and unavailing their labour, unless...
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A History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American ..., Band 10

George Bancroft - 1874
...at home in posts of honor and profit, till the great national interest is fixed upon a solid basis. To me it appears no unjust simile, to compare the...or other of the smaller parts of it, which they are endeavoring to put in fine order, without considering how useless and unavailing their labor is, unless...
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