The Life of Washington
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
The effect of this "single, immortal, and dubious anecdote," and others like it, has made this book one of the most influential in the history of American folklore. Originally published as an eighty-page pamphlet entitled The Life and Memorable Actions of George Washington, it quickly attained immense popularity. In 1806 a so-called fifth edition was published which contained for the first time the tale of George Washington and the cherry tree; the book has survived to this day, although largely on the basis of that episode. This volume follows the text of the ninth (1809) printing, which included all the famous anecdotes. The first republication of the book since 1927, it is unique in its detailed commentary on Weems and other biographers of Washington.
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... Washington XIII Character of Washington XIV Washington's Character
Continued - His Benevolence XV Washington's Character Continued – His
Industry XVI Washington's Character Continued – His Patriotism - Conclusion —
Well , but Pa , ( continued George ) does God Almighty give me every thing ? Don
't you give me some things , Pa ? ” “ I give you something , indeed ! Oh ! how can I
give you any thing , George ! I , who have nothing on earth that I can call my ...
CHAPTER XIV WASHINGTON'S CHARACTER CONTINUED HIS
BENEVOLENCE This only can the bliss bestow Immortal souls should prove ;
From one short word all pleasures flow , That blessed word is — LOVE . If ever
man rejoiced in the ...
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If you have ever encountered the legendary anecdote concerning the youthful George Washington - who "could not tell a lie," and thus confessed to chopping down the cherry tree - and wondered where it ... Read full review
Introduction by Marcus Cunliffe
Note on the Text
Birth and Education
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