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" Can you then consent to be the only sufferers by this revolution, and retiring from the field, grow old in poverty, wretchedness and contempt? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity,... "
Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes Illustrative of His Character - Page 133
by Horatio Hastings Weld - 1845 - 222 pages
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The Washingtoniana: Containing a Sketch of the Life and Death of the Late ...

1802 - 411 pages
...in poverty, wretchedness and contempt ? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honor !— If you can, go — and carry with you the jest of tories and the the scorn of whigs— the...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ...

John Marshall - Generals - 1805
...can you consent to wade through the CHAP. xi. vile mire of dependency, and owe the miser- 1783. able remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honour? If you can... go.. .and carry with you the jest of tories and the scorn of whigs...the ridicule, and...
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Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Army Through ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1808 - 560 pages
...poverty, wretchedness, and contempt ? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honour ? If you can — go — and carry with you the jest of tories and the scorn of whigs, the ridicule,...
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Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Army Through ...

Aaron Bancroft - 1808 - 560 pages
...poverty, wretchedness, and contempt ? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent iivhonour ? If you can — go — and carry with you the jest of tories and the scorn of whigs, the...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the Armies of the ...

David Ramsay - Electronic books - 1811 - 371 pages
...poverty, wretchedness, and contempt ? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honour ? If you can, go ; and carry with you the jest of lories, and the scorn of whigs ; the ridicule, and,...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the Armies of the ...

David Ramsay - Generals - 1814 - 266 pages
...through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which had hitherto been spent in honour ;' then shall I have learned what ingratitude is ; then shall I havp realized a tale which will embitter every moment of my future life. "-But I am under no such apprehensions...
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History of North America, Volume 1

John Talbot - North America - 1820 - 4 pages
...old in poverty, wretchedness, and contempt ; if they are to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honor ;' then, shall I have learned what ingratitude is; then shall I have realized a tale which will...
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Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval Heroes in the War of ...

Samuel Putnam Waldo - Presidents - 1823 - 392 pages
...poverty and wretchedness, and contempt ? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependancy, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity which has hitherto been spent in honour ?"* Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair was not the only Hero of the Revolution who lived to witness the fulfilment...
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A Military Journal During the American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1783

James Thacher - United States - 1823 - 603 pages
...in poverty, wretchedness and contempt ? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honor? If you can — go — and carry with you the jest of tories and the scorn of whigs — the ridicule,...
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Apr. 1, 1782, to Nov. 1, 1788, inclusive; also, the Journal of the Committee ...

United States. Continental Congress - United States - 1823
...in poverty, •wretchedness and contempt ; if they are to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hit lin-to been spent in honor," then shall I have learned what ingratitude is, then shall I have realized...
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