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" And can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period a great nation to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.... "
The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ... - Page 701
by Bushrod Washington - 1807
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An Exposition of the Constitution of the United States

Henry Flanders - Law - 1860 - 311 pages
...guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that, in the course of time and things,-the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary...? The experiment at least is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas ! is it rendered impossible by its vices ? In the execution...
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A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a ...

Joseph Story - Law - 2012 - 372 pages
...novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt, that, in the course of time and things, the fruits of such...advantages, which might be lost by a steady adherence to it ? Cap it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its Virtue ?...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - History - 1999 - 920 pages
...would richly repay any temporary advantages that might he lost by a steady adherence to it? Can it he, that Providence has not connected, the permanent felicity...The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices? In the execution...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that, in the course of time and things, the fruits of such...a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages that might be lost by a steady adherence to it? Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent...
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America, the West, and Liberal Education

Ralph C. Hancock - Education - 1999 - 182 pages
...require the support of a mild and liberal religion: "Can it be," Washington asks in his Farewell Address, "that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue?" But it would be dogmatic and therefore impossible to ground this liberty, moderately private and moderately...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, Thomas J. McInerney - History - 2000 - 396 pages
...too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the course of time and things the fruits of such...The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices? In the execution...
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Great Preaching on Patriotism

Curtis Hutson - Patriotism - 2000 - 256 pages
...am certainly near the end, and I look forward to the hour of dissolution with perfect resignation. Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? It is impossible to govern the world without God. He must be worse than an infidel that has not gratitude...
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George Washington: Foundation of Presidential Leadership and Character

Ethan M. Fishman, William D. Pederson, Mark J. Rozell - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 240 pages
...elevating theme of America's international purpose is to give moral content to its national interests. "Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue?" Washington asks. "The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human...
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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - Political Science - 2003 - 477 pages
...too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the course of time and things the fruits of such...The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! Is it rendered impossible by its vices? In the execution...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 342 pages
...too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the course of time and things the fruits of such...connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtues? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas!...
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