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" How I wish that I possessed the power of a despot." The company at table stared at a declaration so opposed to his disposition and principles. "Yes," continued he, in reply to their inquiring looks, "I wish I was a despot that I might save the noble,... "
The First Forty Years of Washington Society: Portrayed by the Family Letters ... - Page 11
by Margaret Bayard Smith - 1906 - 424 pages
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Scribner's Magazine ..., Volume 40

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Dashiell, Harlan Logan - 1906
...the power of a despot." The company at table stared at a declaration so opposed to his disposition & principles. " Yes," continued he, in reply to their inquiring looks, " I wish I was a despot thai I might save the noble, the beautiful trees that are daily falling sacrifices to the cupidity...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volume 40

Edward Livermore Burlingame - 1906
...the power of a despot." The company at table stared at a declaration so opposed to his disposition & principles. " Yes," continued he, in reply to their inquiring looks, "I wish I was a despot that 1 might save the noble, the beautiful trees that are daily falling sacrifices to the cupidity of their...
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Romantic Days in the Early Republic

Mary Caroline Crawford - Cities and towns - 1912 - 438 pages
...to the astonished look called forth by a declaration so opposed to his disposition and principles, " I wish I was a despot that I might save the noble beautiful trees that are daily falling sacrifices to the cupidity of their owners, or the necessity...
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Thomas Jefferson

Norman K. Risjord - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 210 pages
...exclaimed, "How I wish that I possessed the power of a despot!" When she showed surprise, he went on, "Yes, I wish I was a despot that I might save the noble and beautiful trees that are daily falling sacrifice to the cupidity of their owners, or the necessity...
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Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher and Politician

John P. Kaminski - 2005 - 95 pages
...possessed the power of a despot." The guests sat astonished, before Jefferson finished his idea. "Yes, I wish I was a despot that I might save the noble,...that are daily falling sacrifices to the cupidity of 131. To James Madison, Monticello, March 17, 1809, Washington, Jefferson Writings, V, 437. 132. To...
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