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" I ever should have of you ? And though I wished to say No, my fears answered Yes. I called to mind the days of my youth, and found they had long since fled to return no more; that I was now descending the hill I had been fifty-two years climbing, and... "
The Writings of George Washington: pt. III. Private letters from the time ... - Page 76
by George Washington - 1847
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The Writings of George Washington: Life of Washington

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1837
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fiftytwo years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...consequently to my prospect of seeing you again." This melancholy presage was fulfilled. They never met afterwards. But their attachment remained indissoluble,...
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The Writings of George Washington: Life of Washington

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1837
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fiftytwo years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...consequently to my prospect of seeing you again." This melancholy presage was fulfilled. They never met afterwards. But their attachment remained indissoluble,...
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The Writings of George Washington: Life of Washington

George Washington - United States - 1837
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fiftytwo years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...consequently to my prospect of seeing you again." This melancholy presage was fulfilled. They never met afterwards. But their attachment remained indissoluble,...
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Memoirs, Correspondence and Manuscripts of General Lafayette, Volume 2

Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier marquis de Lafayette - France - 1837
...I was now descending the hill I had seen diminishing for fifty- two years, and though I was blessed with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family, and might soon expect to be entombed in the dreary mansions of my fathers. These things darkened the horizon, and gave a gloom to the future, consequently...
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Memoirs, Correspondence and Manuscripts of General Lafayette, Volume 2

Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier marquis de Lafayette - France - 1837
...I was now descending the hill I had seen diminishing for fifty-two years, and though I was blessed with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family, and might soon expect to he entombed in the dreary mansions of my fathers. These things darkened the horizon, and gave a gloom...
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The Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1839 - 562 pages
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fiftytwo years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...consequently to my prospect of seeing you again." This melancholy presage was fulfilled. They never met afterwards. But their attachment remained indissoluble,...
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The Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1839 - 562 pages
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fiftytwo years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...consequently to my prospect of seeing you again." This melancholy presage was fulfilled. They never met afterwards. But their attachment remained indissoluble,...
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Washington

François Guizot - 1840 - 230 pages
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fifty-two years climbing, and that though I was blest with a good constitution, I .was of a short-lived...you again. But I will not repine ; I have had my day *." In spite of these melancholy forebodings, and * Washington's Writings, vol. ix. p. 77. in spite...
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Essay on the Character and Influence of Washington in the Revolution of the ...

Guizot (M., François) - Electronic book - 1840 - 188 pages
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fifty-two years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good constitution, I was of a shortlived family,...again. But I will not repine ; I have had my day." * * Washington's Writings, Vol. IX. p. 77. Notwithstanding this sad presentiment, and his sincere taste...
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The Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette: A Marquis of France; a General in ...

Ebenezer Mack - 1841 - 371 pages
...thit I was now descending the hill I had been fiftytwo years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...again. But I will not repine ; I have had my day. ******** " It is unnecessary, I persuade myself, to repeat to you, my dear Marquis, the sincerity of...
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