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" ... every day the increasing- weight of years admonishes me, more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied that if any circumstances have given peculiar value to my services, they were temporary, I... "
Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing a Complete History of the ... - Page 576
by John Frost - 1847 - 588 pages
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The Art of Surrender: Decomposing Sovereignty at Conflict's End

Robin Wagner-Pacifici - History - 2005 - 210 pages
...process clear in his resignation speech when he reiterates his decision to retire, "satisfied that if any circumstances have given peculiar value to...political scene, patriotism does not forbid it."" The relations between the authority and power of individual sovereigns and those of bounded collectivities...
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The Art of Surrender: Decomposing Sovereignty at Conflict's End

Robin Wagner-Pacifici - History - 2005 - 210 pages
...process clear in his resignation speech when he reiterates his decision to retire, "satisfied that if any circumstances have given peculiar value to...quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it."16 The relations between the authority and power of individual sovereigns and those of bounded...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 416 pages
...services. they were temporary, l haye the consolation to believe, that, while choice and prudence invite we to quit the political scene, patriotism, does not...it. [*] In looking forward to the moment, which is [intended] to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep...
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American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman

Max Cavitch - History - 352 pages
...consistent with patriotism. "I have the consolation to believe," Washington wrote in his Farewell Address, "that while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it."28 Posthumously, he is commiserated with by fellow citizens like Humphreys who are at the turn...
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Credit and Blame

Charles Tilly - Social Science - 2009 - 200 pages
...and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied that, if any circumstances have given peculiar value to...quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.22 Thus he rebuffed any attempt to make him king or president for life. John Adams stood by, ready...
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