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第 430 頁 - States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the field ; and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.
第 437 頁 - God of armies. May ample justice be done them here, and may the choicest of Heaven's favors, both here and hereafter, attend those, who, under the Divine auspices, have secured innumerable blessings for others. With these wishes and this benediction, the Commander-inchief is about to retire from service. The curtain of separation will soon be drawn, and the military scene to him will be closed for ever.
第 293 頁 - It would have been a less painful circumstance to me to have heard that in consequence of your non-compliance with their request, they had burnt my house and laid the plantation in ruins. You ought to have considered yourself as my representative, and should have reflected on the bad example of communicating with the enemy, and making a voluntary offer of refreshments to them with a view to prevent a conflagration.
第 429 頁 - These are the pillars on which the glorious fabric of our independency and national character must be supported. Liberty is the basis; and whoever would dare to sap the foundation, or overturn the structure, under whatever specious pretext he may attempt it, will merit the bitterest execration, and the severest punishment, which can be inflicted by his injured country.
第 491 頁 - I feel, my dear General Knox, infinitely more than I can express to you, for the disorders, which have arisen in these States. Good God ! Who, besides a Tory, could have foreseen, or a Briton predicted them...
第 434 頁 - I could not help taking a more contemplative and extensive view of the vast inland navigation of these United States, from maps and the information of others ; and could not but be struck with the immense diffusion and importance of it, and with the goodness of that Providence, which has dealt her favors to us with so profuse a hand. Would to God we may have wisdom enough to improve them. I shall not rest contented, till I have explored the western country, and traversed those lines, or great part...
第 447 頁 - At length, my dear Marquis, I have become a private citizen on the banks of the Potomac, and, under the shadow of my own vine and my own fig tree, free from the bustle of a camp, and the busy scenes of public life, I 'am solacing myself with those tranquil enjoyments, of 'which the soldier, who is ever in pursuit of fame— the statesman whose watchful days and sleepless nights are -spent in devising schemes to promote the welfare of his own, perhaps the ruin of other countries, as if this globe...
第 445 頁 - You have conducted the great military contest with wisdom and fortitude, invariably regarding the rights of the civil power through all disasters and changes.