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" have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth,... "
The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States: With ... - Page 514
by George Tucker - 1837
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Reading the Early Republic

Robert A. FERGUSON, Robert A Ferguson - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 370 pages
...universe. "The general spread of the light of science," Jefferson claimed, two weeks before his death, "has already laid open to every view the palpable...has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to rfde them legitimately, by the grace of God." 15 A form of...
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A Theory of Personalism

Thomas R. Rourke, Rosita A. Rourke - Business & Economics - 2006 - 217 pages
...One of his greatest convictions, which he expressed in a letter in the last weeks of his life, was "that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God." 76 In order...
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A Theory of Personalism

Thomas R. Rourke, Rosita A. Chazarreta Rourke - Business & Economics - 2005 - 217 pages
...One of his greatest convictions, which he expressed in a letter in the last weeks of his life, was “that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.” 7 ' In order...
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Father Abraham : Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery: Lincoln's ...

Richard Striner Professor of History Washington College - Political Science - 2006 - 320 pages
...Lincoln revered. This was the Jefferson who proclaimed in a famous letter written just before he died that "the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately by the grace of God." 9 day of December,...
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The Brave New World: A History of Early America

Peter Charles Hoffer - History - 2006 - 533 pages
...Thomas Jefferson, a child of the Enlightenment, testified before he died, because of the Enlightenment, "All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been...
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Polygamy's Rape of Rachael Strong: Protected Environment for Predators

John R. Llewellyn - Law - 2006 - 153 pages
...women, children, and men of their inalienable rights. Thomas Jefferson sums it up best: All eyes were opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of this light of science has already laid open to view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has...
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Death, Trust, & Society: Mapping Religion & Culture

Lionel Rothkrug - Religion - 2006 - 175 pages
...proposition that all men are created equal"—refers to "the rights of man" and to Jefferson's espousal of a "free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion." Enlightened leaders and liberal deists did not foresee that the Revolution would inspire countless...
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Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power

Jeremy D. Bailey - Political Science - 2007
...advocated in the Declaration would follow from science's departure from antiquity: "The general spread of science has already laid open to every view the...has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God." This more radical...
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