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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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 2

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1881
...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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A History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - 1841
...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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RAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM-HORSE

ELE ROWEN - 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...roof of a Westmoreland farmer, almost from infancy Ms lot had been the lot of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him to its shades, RAMBLES IN THE PATH...
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