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" His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very * first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or Locke, and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided... "
Honor to George Washington and Reading about George Washington: Pamphlets 1 ... - Page 28
edited by - 1932 - 198 pages
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of ..., Volume 4

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1829
...and thoroughly; and were I called on to delineate his character, it should be in terms like these. His mind was great and powerful, without being of...slow in operation, being little aided by invention ov imagination, but sure in conclusion. Hence the common remark of his officers, of the advantage he...
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The Monthly Review

1830
...latter, sketched by the same hand, cannot but prove, under those circumstances, very interesting. ' His mind was great and powerful, without being of...conclusion. Hence the common remark of his officers, of tlie advantage he derived from councils of war, where, hearing all suggestions, he selected whatever...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1830
...addressed to Dr. Walter Jones (Vol. iv. p. 240), which contains the following character of Washington. ' His mind was great and powerful, without being of...Newton, Bacon, or Locke ; and as far as he saw, no judgement was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination,...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - Presidents - 1832 - 556 pages
...and thoroughly ; and were I called on to delineate his character, it should be in terms like these. " His mind was great and powerful, without being of...penetration strong, though not so acute as that of a INewton, Bacon, or Locke ; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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History of the United States of North America

John Frost - North America - 1838 - 375 pages
...Jefferson, " without being of the first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke ; and, as far as he saw, no...invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion." He was incapable of fear, being full of calm courage in the field ; and though naturally of an " irritable...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 66

English literature - 1838
...his friend and successor. He thus has described Washington, and the account is full of interest : ' His mind was great and powerful, without being of...penetration strong, though not so acute as that of a Newton, lincun, or Locke ; and as far as tie saw, no judgment was ever sounder. Jt was slow in operation, being...
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History of the United States of North America

John Frost - North America - 1838 - 375 pages
...of successful re-action. '" His mind was great and powerful," says Jefferson," without being of the first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke; and, as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - Elocution - 1843 - 300 pages
...It requires rather a high key, and a classical and manly style. CHARACTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. 1. His mind was great and powerful, without being of...penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke ; and, as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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A History of the United States: For the Use of Schools and Academies

John Frost - United States - 1844 - 432 pages
...of successful reaction. t '"His mind was great and powerful," says Jefferson, "without being of the first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke ; and, as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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Practical Elocution

Samuel Niles Sweet - Elocution - 1846 - 312 pages
...sustain the supreme laws of the land. 126. CHARACTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. — Thomas Jefferson. 1. His mind was great and powerful, without being of...penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke : and, as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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