The Life of George Washington, Količina 4
Cosimo, Inc., 1. avg. 2005 - 416 strani
Author Washington Irving believed this, his monumental biography of America's first great military hero and president, to be his finest literary achievement. Indeed, it is a masterful work, a superlative life of George Washington, and stood as a definitive text long after its 1860 publication.Volume IV delves into the end of the Revolution and Washington's terms as president of the United States, and feature the full texts of his farewell address and will.WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.
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Washingtons Entrance upon his Second TermGloomy Auspices
Genet Presents his Letter of CredenceHis Diplomatic SpeechWash
James Monroe Appointed Minister to France to Place of Gouvernenr
Washingtons Denunciation of Selfcreated SocietiesHot Relished
Washington talked of for the PresidencyHis Letters on the Subject
Tha New GovernmentDomestic and Foreign RelationsWashingtons
Journey of Mrs Washington to New YorkHonors Paid her in
The Department of State still without a HeadSketch of Jeffersons
Washingtons Journey through the Eastern StatesJohn Hancock
The Assumption of the State Debts discussedWashington in favor
Frontier Difficulties with the IndiansGeneral Banners Expedition
Washingtons Tour through the Southern StatesLetter to Lafayette
Bural Hours at Mount VernonAssembling of Second CongressWash
Meeting of CongressWashingtons Official Summary of the Events
Washingtons Farewell AddressMeets the Two Houses of Congress
Washington at Mount VernonInflux of Strange FacesLawrence
Parting Address of the French Directory to Mr MonroeThe
Washington Taxed Anew with the Cares of OfficeCorrespondence
His SlavesProceedings of Congress on his DeathConclusion
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Stran 343 - ... facility in changes upon the credit of mere hypothesis and opinion exposes to perpetual change, from the endless variety of hypothesis and opinion; and remember especially that for the efficient management of your common interests in a country so extensive as ours a government of as much vigor as is consistent with the perfect security of liberty is indispensable.
Stran 343 - However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp, for themselves, the reins of government ; destroying, afterwards, the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Stran 342 - One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heart-burnings which spring from these misrepresentations: they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.
Stran 343 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution which at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all.
Stran 341 - Is there a doubt whether a common government can embrace so large a sphere? Let experience solve it. To listen to mere speculation in such a case were criminal. We are authorized to hope that a proper organization of the whole, with the auxiliary agency of governments for the respective subdivisions will afford a happy issue to the experiment. It is well worth a fair and full experiment.
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