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" You know it was said he carried the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other; and it seems he chose to give them a taste of the sword first. "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Page 153
by Benjamin Franklin - 1839
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The Port Folio, Volume 3

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1810
...war the universal resort. In the iconology of the ancients, honour is appropriately sculptured with the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other. He bore this image constantly in his mind, and never wished to see peace unless led by " warlike honour,"...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - 1809
...stolen by the regulars into the country by night, and of their expedition back again. They retreated 20 miles in six hours. The governor had called the assembly...fortifications at Boston, and hopes to secure his troops till succor arrives. The place indeed is naturally so defensible, that I think them in no danger. served...
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - New York (State) - 1809
...,•* This was no other than to repair in person to the mighty council of the Amphyctions, bearing the sword in one hand and the olive branch in the other — to require immediate reparation for the innumerable violations of that treaty which in an evil...
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The private correspondence of Benjamin Franklin, LL.D, F.R.S., &c ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1817
...the. time of their meeting, began cutting of throats. — You know it was said h* carried the aword in one hand, and the olive branch in the* other ; and it seems he chose to give <them,a:>taste <of the sword first. --ii • v<-j»» »• -t»ir>< >o, - ^woq .?^, lie is doubling...
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The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin ...: pt.I. Letters on ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...ther^ •,• DEAR FRIEND, Philadelphia, May \Q, 1775; You will have heard before this reaches youj of a march stolen by the regulars into the country...one hand, and the olive branch in the other ; and it seams he chose to give them a taste of the sword first. He is doubling his fortifications at Boston,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - Statesmen - 1818
...expedition back again. They retreated twenty miles in six hours. 1 " The governor of Massachusetts had called the assembly to propose Lord North's pacific...and it seems he chose to give them a taste of the szcord first. He is doubling his fortifications at Boston, and hopes to secure his troops till succour...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - United States - 1818 - 519 pages
...their meeting, began cutting of throats: you know it was said, he carried the sivord in one hand, awl the olive branch in the other; and it seems he chose to give them a taste of the srvord first. He is doubling his fortifications at Boston, and hopes to secure his troops till succour...
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Memoirs Concerning the Affairs of Scotland from Queen Anne's Accession to ...

George Lockhart - Scotland - 1824 - 404 pages
...himself. This was no other than to repair in person to the great council of the Amphyctions, bearing the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other; to require immediate reparation for the innumerable violations of that treaty, which, in an evil hour,...
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A Political and Civil History of the United States of America ..., Volume 1

Timothy Pitkin - United States - 1828 - 528 pages
...from the operation of the act. The ministers said, that the commissioners would go to America, with the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other, and the Americans must take their choice. If they accepted the terms, they would at once, liberate themselves...
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Les aventures de Télémaque, fils d'Ulysse, Volume 1

François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon - 1791
...their country, After they had presented them to me, they spoke thus : O king, we hold, as thou seest, the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other. (And indeed they held them both in their hands.) There is peace or war; take thy choice. We should choose...
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