Life of George Washington: Written for Children

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Crosby, Nichols,, 1859 - 258 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 249 - In the discharge of this trust I will only say, that I have with good intentions contributed towards the organization and administration of the government, the best exertions of which a very fallible judgment was capable. Not unconscious, in the outset, of the inferiority of my qualifications, experience, in my own eyes, perhaps still more in the eyes of others, has strengthened the motives to diffidence of myself...
الصفحة 63 - You may believe me, my dear Patsy, when I assure you in the most solemn manner, that, so far from seeking this appointment, I have used every endeavor in my power to avoid it, not only from my unwillingness to part with you and the family, but from a consciousness of its being a trust too great for my capacity...
الصفحة 218 - I feel, my dear General Knox, infinitely more than I can express to you, for the disorders which have arisen in these States. Good God ! who, besides a tory, could have foreseen, or a Briton predicted them...
الصفحة 166 - ... feet apart. Of late he has had the surprising sagacity to discover, that apples will make pies; and it is a question, if, in the violence of his efforts, we do not get one of apples, instead of having both of beef -steaks.
الصفحة 74 - You affect, sir, to despise all rank not derived from the same source with your own. I cannot conceive one more honorable than that which flows from the uncorrupted choice of a brave and free people, the purest source and original fountain of all power.
الصفحة 254 - ... board! The usual time of sitting at table, a walk, and tea, bring me within the dawn of candle-light: previous to which, if not prevented by company, I resolve that, as soon as the glimmering taper supplies the place of th'e great luminary, I will retire to my writing-table and...
الصفحة 4 - When another speaks be attentive yourself, and disturb not the audience. If any hesitate in his words, help him not, nor prompt him without being desired; interrupt him not, nor answer him, till his speech be ended.
الصفحة 125 - Our army love their General very much, but they have one thing against him; which is the little care he takes of himself in any action. His personal bravery, and the desire he has of animating his troops by example, make him fearless of danger. This occasions us much uneasiness. But Heaven, which has hitherto been his shield, I hope will still continue to guard so valuable a life.
الصفحة 117 - I am wearied almost to death with the retrograde motion of things ; and I solemnly protest, that a pecuniary reward of twenty thousand pounds a year would not induce me to undergo what I do, and, after all, perhaps to lose my character; as it is impossible, under such a variety of distressing circumstances, to conduct matters agreeably to public expectation.
الصفحة 211 - With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.

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