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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 John Marshall - 1807
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - Political Science - 2005 - 427 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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The Path to Peace

Wardell Lindsay - 2005 - 6 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...advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it...
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The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self

John C. Shields - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 478 pages
...American adventure in freedom as an experiment, Washington here concludes the "Lesson" by inquiring, "Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue?" (276). Given the findings of this chapter, we can safely assume that, by "virtue," Washington has in...
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Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the ...

David Rothkopf - History - 2009 - 304 pages
...give mankind the too novel example of a People always guided by exalted justice and benevolence.... Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue?" 3 These comments suggest that Washington envisioned a day in which a larger, more powerful United States,...
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The Joshua Generation: Restoring the Heritage of Christian Leadership

Michael Farris - Education - 2005 - 207 pages
...acknowledged powers and authority. 27 Smyth gave evidence of the veracity of Washington's now-famous query, "Can it be ... that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue?" 28 Unity. Providence. Virtue. Liberty. Patriotism. These were the themes that dominated both the textbooks...
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Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the ...

David Rothkopf - History - 2005 - 554 pages
...to give mankind the too novel example of a People always guided by exalted justice and benevolence Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue?"3 These comments suggest that Washington envisioned a day in which a larger, more powerful...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 416 pages
...example of a People always guided by an exalted justiee and benevolence. — Who can doubt that to the course of time and things, the fruits of such a plan would richiy repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it ? Can it be,...
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Common Sense

Wardell Lindsay - 2006 - 22 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...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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The Public Diplomacy Reader

J. Michael Waller - Reference - 2007 - 515 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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Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop ...

Matthew S. Holland - Religion - 2007 - 336 pages
...as the "mere Politician."13 Reiterating the basic point later in the speech, he asks rhetorically, "Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue?"14 Here in the Farewell Address, Washington acknowledges that a full "volume could not trace...
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