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The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson - Page 57
1871 - 432 pages
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson: Author of the Declaration of Independence, and ...

William Linn - Presidents - 1834 - 267 pages
...with the kitchen, offices, &c, which will form a kind of basement story, over which runs a terrace. My object in this short description is only to show...aver, that Mr. Jefferson is the first American who has courted the fine arts to know how he should shelter himself from the weather. But it is on himself...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 30

Current events - 1872
...were well pleased to see a bit of Europe in those western wilds. " Mr. Jefferson," wrote the Marquis, "is the first American who has consulted the fine...know how he should shelter himself from the weather " ; which was a sweeping statement, though not far from th'e truth. Upon entering, he met the master...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858
...with the kitchen, offices, etc., which will form a kind of basement story, over which runs a terrace. My object in this short description is only to show...know how he should shelter himself from the weather. Bnt it is on himself alone I ought to bestow my time. Let me describe to you a man, not yet forty,...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1

Henry Stephens Randall - Presidents - 1858
...with the kitchen, offices, etc., which will form a kind of basement story, over which runs a terrace. My object in this short description is only to show...this and the other houses of the country ; for we umy safely aver, that Mr. Jefferson is the first American who has consulted the fine arts to know how...
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Thomas Jefferson's Home

John George Nicolay - Monticello - 1887 - 653 pages
...the kitchen, offices, etc., which will form a kind of basement story over which runs a terrace. . . . We may safely aver that Mr. Jefferson is the first...know how he should shelter himself from the weather." Then the delighted marquis goes off into an enthusiastic description of his host, his remarkable political...
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From Lady Washington to Mrs. Cleveland: By Lydia L. Gordon

Lydia L. Gordon - Presidents - 1889 - 448 pages
...brooded over it, was his own architect. A distinguished marquis of France, travelling in America, wrote: "Mr. Jefferson is the first American who has consulted...know how he should shelter himself from the weather." In this Italian villa, surrounded by ornamental grounds, one hundred and fifty miles from the sea,...
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Old Virginia and Her Neighbours, Volume 2

John Fiske - Maryland - 1897
...might be chests and a bed; tbe 1 The Marquis de Chastellux, who visited Monticello in 1782, says: " We may safely aver that Mr. Jefferson is the first...know how he should shelter himself from the weather." See Randall's Life of Jefferson, i.373. 2 Lee of Virginia, p. 116. others were simply bedrooms. Beds...
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The True Thomas Jefferson

William Eleroy Curtis - Electronic books - 1901 - 395 pages
...country was the cradle and is still the asylum. My object in this short description is only to show 98 the difference between this and the other houses of...know how he should shelter himself from the weather." The Duke la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, lieutenant-general of France, and once president of the National...
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The Historical Writings of John Fiske: Illustrated with Many Photogravures ...

John Fiske - United States - 1902
...than now, as they are now more 1 The Marquis de Chastellux, who visited Monticello in 1782, says : "We may safely aver that Mr. Jefferson is the first...know how he should shelter himself from the weather." See Randall's Life of Jefferson, i. 373. 2 Lee of Virginia, p. 1 1 6. commonly used in chilly England...
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The American Magazine, Volume 56

1903
...contemplate the universe." And the same writer observed in 1782 that Jefferson was the first American who had consulted the fine arts to know how he should shelter himself from the weather. It would be difficult to picture a more delightful panorama than that which unrolls before Monticello...
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