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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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Works, Volume 39

Washington Irving - American literature - 1857
...that I was now descending the hill I had Seen fifty-two years climbing, and that, though I was blessed with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family, and might soon * Letter of Washington to the Marcliiouess de Lal'avctle. farewell letter to lafasette expect to be...
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The Republican Court, Or, American Society in the Days of Washington

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - United States - 1867 - 481 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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Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - 1869
...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, and might soon eipect to be entombed in the mansion of my fathers. These thoughts darkened the shades, and gave a...
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Words of Washington

George Washington - Presidents - 1871 - 196 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,...mansion of my fathers. These thoughts darkened the the shades and gave a gloom to the picture, and, consequently, to my prospect of seeing you again....
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Life of Washington

Virginia Frances Townsend - Presidents - 1887 - 267 pages
...... .1. •• "••.! I; AI N r L had been fifty-two years climbing ; and though I was blessed with a good constitution, I was of a short-lived family,...expect to be entombed in the mansion of my fathers." This melancholy of a brave soul, able to look its fate in the face with calmness, recurs frequently...
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The Life of La Fayette: The Knight of Liberty in Two Worlds and Two Centuries

Lydia Hoyt Farmer - 1888 - 472 pages
...that I was now descending the hill I had been fifty years climbing, and that, though I was blessed with a good constitution, I was of a shortlived family,...consequently, to my prospect of seeing you again." I And truly this was their last meeting and their last parting on this earth. When, in after years,...
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Life of General Lafayette: With a Critical Estimate of His ..., Volume 1

Bayard Tuckerman - France - 1889
...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 is unnecessary, I persuade myself, to fepeat to you, my dear marquis, the sincerity of my...
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Maxims of Washington: Compiled for Use in Schools, Libraries, and All ...

George Washington - Quotations, American - 1894 - 423 pages
...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,...again. But I will not repine ; I have had my day. PERPETUITY OF FRIENDSHIP. It is my wish, that the mutual friendship and esteem, which have been planted...
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Authors and Writers Associated with Morristown: With a Chapter on Historic ...

Julia Keese Colles - American literature - 1895 - 454 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, and might soon expect tobe entombed in the mansion of my fathers. These thoughts darkened the shades and gave a gloom to...
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The Old South Leaflets

Edwin Doak Mead - United States - 1899
...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,...importance has occurred since I parted with you.- 1 found my family well, and am now immersed in company; notwithstanding which, I have in haste produced...
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