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" I must soon quit the scene, but you may live to see our country flourish, as it will amazingly and rapidly after the war is over ; like a field of young Indian corn... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 428
von Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1840
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Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and ...

Charles Van Doren, Charles Lincoln Van Doren, Robert McHenry - 1971 - 1428 Seiten
...easily I may hereafter be exceeded in elegance. Letter to Washington, 1780 / must soon quit the scene, but you may live to see our country flourish; as it...after the war is over; like a field of young Indian com, which long fair weather and sunshine had enfeebled and discolored, and which in that weak state,...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1992 - 520 Seiten
...two centuries earlier in a letter to George Washington, March 5, 1780: "I must soon quit the Scene, but you may live to see our Country flourish, as it...State, by a Thunder Gust, of violent Wind, Hail, and Rain.'seem'd to be threaten'd with absolute Destruction; yet the Storm being past, it recovers fresh...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...in giving you the Character of one of the greatest Captains of the Age. I must soon quit the Scene, but you may live to see our Country flourish, as it...by a Thunder Gust, of violent Wind, Hail, and Rain, seem'd to be threaten'd with absolute Destruction; yet the Storm being past, it recovers fresh Verdure,...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 Seiten
...in giving you the character of one of the greatest captains of the age. I must soon quit the scene, but you may live to see our country flourish, as it...field of young Indian corn, which long fair weather 8c sunshine had enfeebled and discolored, and which in that weak state, by a thunder gust of violent...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - 2003 - 551 Seiten
...amazingly and rapidly after the war is over. Like a field of young Indian corn, which long fair weather 6c sunshine had enfeebled and discolored, and which in...weak state, by a thunder gust of violent wind, hail 8crain seemed to be threatened with absolute destruction; yet the storm being past, it recovers fresh...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - 2005 - 256 Seiten
...(and others) will live to see our country flourish, as it amazingly and rapidly did after the war was over. Like a field of young Indian corn, which long fair weather and sunshine has enfeebled and discolour'd, and which in that weak state, by a thunder gust of violent wind, hail...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Band 1;Bände 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 228 Seiten
...(and others) will live to see our country flourish, as it amazingly and rapidly did after the war was over. Like a field of young Indian corn, which long fair weather and sunshine has enfeebled and discolour'd, and which in that weak state, by a thunder gust of violent wind, hail...
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The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

Kevin J. Hayes - 2008 - 636 Seiten
...United States would flourish after the war, Franklin compared it to a characteristically American motif: "Like a Field of young Indian Corn, which long Fair weather and Sunshine had enfeebled and discoloured, and which in that weak State, by a Thunder Gust, of violent Wind, Hail and Rain seem'd...
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