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" It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which... "
Some Prominent Virginia Families - Page 150
by Louise Pecquet du Bellet, Edward Jaquelin, Martha Cary Jaquelin - 1907
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George Washington

Woodrow Wilson - 1896 - 333 pages
...be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which...the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God." It was an utterance, they knew, not of statesmanship merely, but of character ; and it...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 93

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1896
...be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which...the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God." It was an utterance, they knew, not of statesmanship merely, but of character; and it...
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The Mercantile Agencies Against Commerce

William Yates Chinn - Credit - 1896 - 386 pages
...maintained for "business," whose conflict here is to work the government. In the language of Washington, "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hand of God." What fustian and rank flattery was that in the address of a congressman, at a time of...
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Mere Literature, and Other Essays

Woodrow Wilson - Authors - 1896 - 247 pages
...constitutional convention might serve as a motto for the best efforts of liberty wherever free men strive: " Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hand of God." In Henry Clay we have an American of a most authentic pattern. There was no man of his...
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Mere Literature, and Other Essays

Woodrow Wilson - Authors - 1896 - 247 pages
...constitutional convention might serve as a motto for the best efforts of liberty wherever free men strive: "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair ; the event is in the hand of God." In Henry Clay we have an American of a most authentic pattern. There was no man of his...
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Four Great Americans

James Baldwin - 1897
...was chosen to preside over this convention ; and no man's words had greater weight than his. He said, "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God." That convention did a great and wonderful work ; for it framed the Constitution by which...
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Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln, a Book for ...

James Baldwin - United States - 1897 - 235 pages
...chosen to preside over this convention ; and no man's words had greater weight than his. He said, " Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God." That convention did a great and wonderful work ; for it framed the Constitution by which...
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The Unitarian, Volume 12

Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott - Liberalism (Religion) - 1897
...is he who utters the brave word which all perceive to be the wise word as well. "Let us," he said, "raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God." It is not merely that this sentence is quoted, but that the picture which the chapter...
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Modern American Oratory: Seven Representative Orations

Ralph Curtis Ringwalt - Orators - 1898 - 332 pages
...conflict is to 25 be sustained. If to please the people we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard...honest can repair; the event is in the hands of God." " I am the state," said Louis XIV. ; but his 30 line ended in the grave of absolutism. " Forty centuries...
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Three-minute Declamations for College Men: Selected and Ed. by Harry Cassell ...

Harry Cassell Davis, John Cloyse Bridgman - Elocution - 1899 - 366 pages
...dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If to please the people we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work ? Let us raise a...honest can repair ; the event is in the hands of God." "lam the State," said Louis XIV., but his line ended in the grave of absolutism. " Forty centuries...
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