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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 North-Carolina Journal of Education, Volume 1

Education - 1858
...who have made themselves. Our own Washington was a widow's son, an orphan boy. The historian says, "No Academy had welcomed him to its shades, no College, crowned him with its honors : toread — to write — to cypher, had been his degrees in knowledge. And at 16 years of agi>, in...
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History of the United States, from the discovery of the amarican ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - 1855
...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...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 United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1876
...congress of Aixla-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, who had been born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland planter, and whose lot almost from infancy had been that of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him...
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History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1878
...congress of Aixla-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, who had been born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland planter, and whose lot almost from infancy had been that of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him...
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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 2

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1881 - 444 pages
...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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The Library of Choice Literature: Prose and Poetry Selected from ..., Volume 1

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1881
...congress of Aix-laChapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, who had been born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland planter, and whose lut almost from infancy had been that of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him...
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History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1883
...Potomac, beneath the roof of a "Westmoreland planter, and whose lot almost from infancy had been that of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him to its shades,...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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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent ...

George Bancroft - United States - 1883
...congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, who had been born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland planter, and whose lot almost from infancy Lad been that of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him...
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History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1888
...Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland planter, and whose lot almost from infancy had been that of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him to its shades,...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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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1888
...congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, who had been born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland planter, and whose lot almost from infancy had been that of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him...
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