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Ethics, the Heart of Leadership - Page 174
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The Life of Timothy Pickering, Volume 1

Octavius Pickering, Charles Wentworth Upham - Legislators - 1867
...other hand, from his waistcoat pocket, and then addressed the officers in the following manner : ' Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country.' This little address, with the mode and manner...
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The life of Timothy Pickering, Volume 1

Octavius Pickering, Charles Wentworth Upham - Legislators - 1867
...hand, from his waistcoat pocket, and then addressed the officers in the following manner : 'GentlemQn, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country.' This little address, with the mode and manner...
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The Writings of George Washington: 1782-1785

George Washington - 1891
...his other hand, from his waistcoat pocket, and then addressed the officers in the following manner : 'Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country.' This little address, with the mode and manner...
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The true George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - 1896 - 319 pages
...his written address from his coat pocket and then addressed the officers in the following manner : 'Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country.' This little address, with the mode and manner...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 93

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - Literary Criticism - 1896
...written paper from his pocket, adjusted his spectacles to read it. " Gentlemen," he said, very simply, "you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country." There were wet eyes upon the instant in the...
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George Washington

Woodrow Wilson - Presidents - 1896 - 333 pages
...written paper from his pocket, adjusted his spectacles to read it. " Gentlemen," he said, very simply, " you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country." There were wet eyes upon the instant in the...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - 1896 - 319 pages
...his written address from his coat pocket and then addressed the officers in the following manner : 'Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost 56 blind, in the service of my country.' This little address, with the mode and manner...
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A Godchild of Washington

Katharine Schuyler Baxter - New York (State) - 1897 - 651 pages
...his glasses out of his waistcoat pocket) saying 'Gentlemen will permit me to put on my spectacles. I have not only grown grey but almost blind in the service of my country.' This remark with the mode and manner of saying it drew tears from the eyes of many of the officers....
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George Washington

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1901 - 419 pages
...stating the evils of a violent course, in an address which he read himself, after this introduction: "Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country." " If my conduct heretofore," he said to the...
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Public Papers of Governor, Volume 8

New York (State). Governor - 1904
...lifted his spectacles with his other hand from his waistcoat pocket, he observed to the officers : ' Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray but almost blind in the service of my country.' This little address " continues General Cobb,...
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