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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
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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1892 - 541 pages
...following the writing of this letter he became President of the United States. THE CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON His mind was great and powerful, without being of...penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke ; 1 and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopędia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1893
...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...sure in conclusion. Hence the common remark of his I officers, of the advantage he derived from councils of war, where hearing all sugges; lions, he selected...
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George Washington

Charles Cooper King - 1894 - 283 pages
...Howe's loss amounted to about 500 men only. His old waiting game was better, " for his intelligence was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion." * He was quick in seeing the errors in the enemy's broad general dispositions, deliberate in recognising...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - 1896 - 319 pages
...Colonel Washington is unquestionably the greatest man on the floor;" while Jefferson asserted that " his mind was great and powerful, without being of...invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion." IV RELATIONS WITH THE FAIR SEX THE book from which Washington derived almost the whole of his education...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - 1896 - 319 pages
...Colonel Washington is unquestionably the greatest man on the floor ;" while Jefferson asserted that "his mind was great and powerful, without being of...invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion." IV RELATIONS WITH THE FAIR SEX THE book from which Washington derived almost the whole of his education...
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The Life and Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Including All of His Important ...

Samuel Eagle Forman - JEFFERSON, THOMAS, 1743-1826 - 1900 - 474 pages
...intimately and thoroughly; and were I called to delineate his character, it should be in terms like these: His mind was great and powerful, without being of...Newton, Bacon, or Locke; and as far as he saw, no judgmerit was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination,...
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The New Century Readers by Grades, Volume 6

1901 - 159 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. derived from councils of war, where, hearing all suggestions, he selected whatever was best ; and certainly...
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Appletons' School Readers: (five Book Edition)

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - Readers - 1902
...dust"; — " everlasting to everlasting " (endless past to endless future). CXXI.— WASHINGTON 1. His mind was great and powerful, without being of...and, as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. 2. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion....
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Winnowings for Washington's Birthday

Agnes Mawson - 1905 - 190 pages
...responsibility and trust ; prepare yourself for a place, and God will prepare a place for you. EDWARD EVERETT. His mind was great and powerful without being of the...penetration strong, though not so acute as that of a Newton, a Bacon or a Locke ; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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Locomotive Engineers Journal, Volume 43

Labor unions - 1909
...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 the very first order; his penetration strong, thongh not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or Locke; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever...
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