The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson

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Harper, 1871 - Presidents - 432 pages

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Page 282 - favor which bring him into it. Without pretensions to that high confidence reposed in our first and great Revolutionary character, whose pre-eminent services had entitled him to the first place in his country's love, and destined for him the fairest page in the volume of faithful history, I ask so much confidence only as may give firmness and effect to the
Page 413 - You know my collection, its condition and extent. I have been fifty years making it, and have spared no pains, opportunity, or expense, to make it what it is. While residing in Paris, I devoted every afternoon I was disengaged, for a summer or two, in examining all the principal bookstores,
Page 427 - man that may to thy blest courts repair ; Not stranger-like to visit them, but to inhabit there? "Tis he whose every thought and deed by rules of virtue moves; Whose generous tongue disdains to speak the thing his heart
Page 428 - off till to-morrow what you can do to-day. 2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. 8. Never spend your money before you have it. 4. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap
Page 360 - To John Adams. A letter from you calls up recollections very dear to my mind. It carries me back to the times when, beset with difficulties and dangers, we were fellow-laborers in the same cause, struggling for what is most valuable to man, his right • of
Page 378 - for the model with which you accompanied it of Doctor Rush's answer to a similar inquiry. I live so much like other people, that I might refer to ordinary life as the history of my own. Like my friend the Doctor, I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an
Page 330 - writes : The third Administration, which was of eight years, presented an example of harmony in a cabinet of six persons, to which perhaps history has furnished no parallel. There never arose, during the whole time, an instance of an unpleasant thought or word between the members. We sometimes met under differences of opinion, but scarcely ever failed, by
Page 364 - no other example. How, then, can it be perilous for you to take such a man on your shoulders? He has often declared to me that he considered our new Constitution as an experiment on the practicability of republican government, and with what dose of liberty man could be trusted for his own good ; that he was determined the experiment should have
Page 27 - life, that Dr. William Small, of Scotland, was the Professor of Mathematics, a man profound in most of the useful branches of science, with a happy talent of communication, correct and gentlemanly manners, and an
Page 88 - of that day! How well I remember them all, and that when I came home at night, and looked back to the morning, it seemed to have been a month agone. Go on, then, like a kind comforter, and paint to me the day we went to St. Germains. How beautiful was every object! the Pont de

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