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" My own affections have been deeply wounded by some of the martyrs to this cause, but rather than it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated. Were there but an Adam and an Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better... "
The Life of Thomas Jefferson - Page 109
by Henry Stephens Randall - 1858
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being His Autobiography ..., Volume 2

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1853
...than it should have failed I would have seen half the earth desolated ; were there but an Adam and an Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is. I have expressed to you my sentiments, because they are really those of ninety-nine in...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence, contin

Thomas Jefferson, Henry Augustine Washington - United States - 1854
...than it should have failed I would have seen half the earth desolated ; were there but an Adam and an Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is. I have expressed to you my sentiments, because they are really those of ninety-nine in...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 31

Current events - 1873
...than it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated ! Were there but an Adam and an Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is." Gouverneur Morris was then American Minister in France, — a very able gentleman and...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2

Henry Stephens Randall - United States - 1858
...but rather than it should have failed I would have seen half the earth desolated ; were there but an Adam and Eve left in every country, and left free,...conservatism in regard to the appropriate aims of the French Revolution—or else, that inasmuch as France had advanced to the Constitution of 1791 —the anomalous...
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The works of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - 1859
...but rather than it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated; were there but an Adam and Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is." ' Washington, who contemplated the French revolution with a less sanguine eye than Jefferson,...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Correspondence

Thomas Jefferson, Henry Augustine Washington - United States - 1859
...than it should have failed I would have seen half the earth desolated ; were there but an Adam and an Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is. I have expressed to you my senti ments, because they are really those of ninety-nine...
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Life of Washington: a biography, personal, military, and political, Volume 3

Benson John Lossing, Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Biography & Autobiography - 1860
...rather than that it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated. Were there but an Adam and Eve left in every country, and left free, it would have been better than it now is." When fully assured of Lafayette's fate, Washington felt an ardent...
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Jefferson and the American Democracy: An Historical Study

Cornelis Henri de Witt - 1862 - 448 pages
...but rather than it should have failed I would have seen half the earth desolated ; were there but an Adam and Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is.'* In 1793, when this apology was written, the bonnet rouge was in request at Philadelphia....
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Works, Volume 39

Washington Irving - American literature - 1857
...it .should have failed, I would have seen half tiie earth desolated ; were there but an Adam and Kve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it is now."' * * Letter to Mr. Short. Jefferson's Works, iii., 501. letter from GJouverneur /Borrf0...
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Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries: or, The Rise of the American ...

Christopher James Riethmüller - Biography & Autobiography - 1864 - 452 pages
...but, rather than it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated. Were there but an Adam and Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is." The mingled folly and ferocity of this passage would almost lead to a doubt of the sanity...
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