The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, cont

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Taylor & Maury, 1854
 

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Page 287 - His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect, and noble; the best horseman of his age, and the most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback. Although in the circle of his friends, where he might be unreserved with safety, he took a free share in conversation, his colloquial talents were not above mediocrity, possessing neither copiousness of ideas, nor fluency of words.
Page 531 - Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Page 223 - I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Page 131 - It proves more forcibly the necessity of obliging every citizen to be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans and must be that of every free state. We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education. We can never be safe until this is done.
Page 518 - A more beautiful or precious morsel of ethics I have never seen. It is a document in proof that I am a real Christian ; that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus...
Page 334 - In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
Page 75 - The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching, and will give us experience for the attack of Halifax the next, and the final expulsion of England from the American continent.
Page 20 - ... of uniform natural temperature, shall perform its vibrations in small and equal arcs, in one second of mean time ; and that rain water be the substance, to some definite mass of which, the said weights shall be referred.
Page 86 - that many of your fellows are carried to Virginia, and if you stay till this Rasdall return, you will also be carried away and sold for slaves with the rest.
Page 531 - I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits: I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees...