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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 Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette ...: From Numerous and Authentic Sources

Ebenezer Mack - France - 1843 - 375 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, and might soon expect to be entombi'd in the mansion of my. fathers. These thoughts darkened the shades, and gave a gloom to the...
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The Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette ...: From Numerous and Authentic Sources

Ebenezer Mack - France - 1843 - 375 pages
...the hill I had been fiftytwo years climbing, and that, though I was blest with a good cen. stitution, I was of- a shor.tl.ived family, and might soon expect to be mitoniiifd in the mansion of my.fathers. Tjiese thoughts darkened the shades, and gave a gloom to the...
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The Life of George Washington, Volumes 1-2

Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1853 - 562 pages
...that I was now descending the hill I had been £fty-two years climbing, and that, though f was blest with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family, and might soon expect to be entombed in the manIsion of my fathers. These thoughts darkened the shades, and gave a gloom to the picture, and consequently...
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The Republican Court: Or, American Society in the Days of Washington

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - United States - 1855 - 408 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 family,...again. But I will not repine ; I have had my day." It was indeed the last meeting of Lafayette and Washington ; but the Chief had not yet lived his day...
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THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON; BEING HIS CORRESPONDENCE, ADDRESSES ...

JARED SPARKS - 1855
...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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Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1857
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fifty-two years climbing, and that, though I was blessed with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...to the picture, and consequently, to my prospect of ever seeing you again." CHAPTER XXXV. SCHEME OF INLAND NAVIGATION. — SHAKES OF STOCK OFFERED TO WA9HINGTOS....
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The Life of General Lafayette, Marquis of France, General in the U.S. Army ...

Phineas Camp Headley - 1855
...blest with a good constitution, I was of a short lived family, and might soon expect to be en tombed in the mansion of my fathers. These thoughts darkened...consequently, to my prospect of seeing you again." Journeying northward, the Marquis took leave of Congress, which was then in session at Trenton. Appropriate...
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Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and ..., Volumes 46-47

1855
...with a good constitution, I was of a short lived family, and might Boon expect to be entombed with my fathers. These thoughts darkened the shades and...consequently to my prospect of seeing you again." In consequence of his letter to the governor on the importance of internal navigation, the Legis' lature...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 21

1855
...was now descending; the hill I had been fifty-two years in climbing, and that though I was blessed with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family, and might soon expect to he entombed in the mansion of my fathers. These thoughts darkened the shades, and gave a gloom to the...
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THE REPUBLICAN COURT OF AMERICAN SOCIETY IN THE DAYS OF WASHINGTON.

RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD - 1856
...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 family,...again. But I will not repine ; I have had my day." It was indeed the last meeting of Lafayette and Washington; but the Chief had not yet lived his day...
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