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" I have lived, Sir, a long time ; and, the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that GOD governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without... "
A History of the United States of America: On a Plan Adapted to the Capacity ... - Page 232
by Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1835 - 352 pages
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The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Volume 1

United States. Department of State - United States - 1889
...convincing proofs I see of this truth, that OOD govern* in the affairs of men ! And if a sparrow ean not fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire eau rise without his aid f We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings that 'oxcer. t the Lord...
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Memorabilia of George B. Cheever, D. D., Late Pastor of the Church of the ...

George Barrell Cheever - Religious poetry - 1890 - 653 pages
...long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...empire can rise without his aid? " We have been assured in the sacred writings that, ' except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.'...
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The Andover Review, Volume 18

Religion - 1892
...long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proof I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men ; and if a sparrow cannot fall...it probable that an empire can rise without his aid ? " In the first Congress under the Constitution, a Committee of Conference between the Senate and...
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The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic ...

Ellis Sandoz - Political Science - 1999 - 235 pages
...time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that GOD governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?"21 These were representative views at the time. As Perry Miller remarked decades ago, the American...
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How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted: Complete Guide to Using Your Psychic ...

Adrian Calabrese - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2000 - 242 pages
...time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...probable that an empire can rise without his aid? I wish I'd said that. Words for the Wise (~\ TOW that you know everything there is to know about J....
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And Jabez Called On God: Blessings for Abundance In Everyday Life

Sarah Hupp - Self-Help - 2001
...needed compromise. "Gentlemen," he said, "I ... am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His...probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business."...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., Part 3

Jeffrey F. Meyer - Religion - 2001 - 354 pages
...Records of the Convention 0/1787, Franklin got up and proposed that the sessions begin with a prayer: "If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His...is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"37 The delegates finally signed the new Constitution on September 17, 1787, a conclusion that...
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Faith and Public Policy

James R. Wilburn - Religion - 2002 - 165 pages
...floor and observed: "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs the affairs...And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without God's notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" Franklin proceeded to introduce...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 586 pages
...famous, "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...probable that an empire can rise without his aid?" Franklin was a believer, even more so as he grew older, in a rather general and at times nebulous divine...
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Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics ...

Jay Grossman - History - 2003 - 273 pages
...long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...probable that an empire can rise without his aid? (Madison, Notes 209-10) Thus message and medium coalesce: the imperial publishing strategies of The...
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