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" Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland farmer, almost from infancy his lot had been the lot of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him to its shades, no college crowned him with its honors; to... "
Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York: Embracing Some ... - Page 200
by Orsamus Turner - 1849 - 666 pages
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The Christian Review, Volume 15

Baptists - 1850
...Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born 07 the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland...the lot of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him to it x shades, no college crowned him with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher, — these had been...
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The American ...

Edward Robinson - 1841
...congress of Aix la Chapelle," says our author, " the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...crowned him with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. — And now, at sixteen years of age, in quest...
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The Pilot, or Sailors' magazine. [Continued as] Sailors' magazine, Volume 3

British and foreign sailors' society - 1841
...At the time of the congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...him to its shades, no college crowned him with its honours : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen...
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The Desire of Reputation: An Address, Before the Phoenix and Union Societies ...

Albert Barnes - Honor - 1841 - 36 pages
...the words of the historian of the United States,) the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...him to its shades, no college crowned him with its honours; to read, to write, to cipher—these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen...
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History of the Colonization of the United States, Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1841
...of the congress of Aix la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington. Born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof...crowned him with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen years of age, in quest of an...
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The Iris, Or Literary Messenger, Volume 1

1841
...la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Bom by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a...crowned him with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen years of age , in quest of...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 1841
...congress of Aix la Chapelle," says our author, " the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...had welcomed him to its shades, no college crowned liim with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. —...
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The American Biblical Repository

Theology - 1841
...Chapelle," says our author, "the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son af a widow. Born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland farmer, almost his degrees in knowledge. — And now, at sixteen years of asre, in quest of an honest maintenance,...
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History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - United States - 1843
...the very time of the congress of Aix la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...crowned him with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen years of age, in quest of an...
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Parley's Magazine, Volume 9

Children's periodicals - 1841
...the very time of the congress ol Aix la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...crowned him with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen years of age, in quest of an...
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