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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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The Literary Reader: Typical Selections from Some of the Best British and ...

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1878 - 426 pages
...glory of Thomas Jefferson." . ' CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON. His mind was great and powerful, without bcing of the very first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton,* Bacon, f or Locke ; \ and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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The Contributor: Representing the Young Men's and Young Ladies ..., Volume 3

Junius F. Wells - Mormons - 1882
...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...not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon or Locke; as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention...
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Gems for the Fireside: Comprising the Most Unique, Touching, Pithy, and ...

Otis Henry Tiffany - English literature - 1883 - 912 pages
...skies, And we mount to the summit round by round. THE CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON. THOMAS JEFFERSON. lS mind was great and powerful without being of the very first order : his penetration strong, and so far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, but sure in conclusion....
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Kings without crowns; or Lives of American presidents, with a sketch of the ...

Charles H. Evans - 1884 - 224 pages
...whose own life is also sketched in this volume, thus characterized his illustrious predecessor : — ' His mind was great and powerful, without being of...conclusion. Hence the common remark of his officers of the advantages he derived from councils of war, where, hearing all suggestions, he selected whatever was...
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The hundred greatest men: portraits, reprod. from steel engravings

Hundred greatest men - 1885
...summons came. Washington died on the 14th of December, 1799. JEFFERSON'S EST1MATE OF WASHINGTON. — " His mind was great and powerful, without being of...though not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or I/3cke ; and, as far ív> he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little...
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The Improved illustrated reader, Book 4

Improved illustrated reader - 1885
...was a part of his nature. He was fearless of danger, and regardless of consequences to himself. 3. His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order, and his judgment sound, though slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but...
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The American Teacher, Volume 5

Education - 1888
...character. Thomas Jefferson, his rival, said of him : " His mind was great and powerful without being of the first order ; his penetration strong though not so acute as that of a Newton, a Bacon, or a Locke. His judgment was ever sound ; it was alow in operation, but sure in conclusion....
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The Washington Centennial Souvenir

Presidents - 1889 - 41 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...and, as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. . . . He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good and a great man." Physically, also,...
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Harper's First [ -sixth] Reader, Book 5

Orville T. Bright, James Baldwin - Readers - 1889
...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...very first order; his penetration strong, though not 3 so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or Locke ;3 and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder....
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Life of U.S. Grant

Benjamin Perley Poore, O. H. Tiffany - Presidents - 1885 - 594 pages
...portraiture of Washington, drawn by Thomas Jefferson, may be read as a personal description of Grant. " 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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