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" The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition ; but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period. "
The British Magazine and Review, Or, Universal Miscellany - Seite 143
1783
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Washington's Birthday, Its History, Observance, Spirit, and Significance as ...

Robert Haven Schauffler - 1915 - 328 Seiten
...to me, will always constitute no inconsiderable part of my own." From the same circular letter : " The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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American Patriots and Statesmen, from Washington to Lincoln: Patriotism of ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1916
...recollection of the happy conjuncture of times and circumstances, under which our republic assumed its rank among the nations. The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition ; but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly...
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The Essential American Tradition: An Anthology of Striking and Significant ...

Jesse Lee Bennett - 1925 - 332 Seiten
...not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave. — GEORGE WASHINGTON The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition: but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined...
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The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript ..., Band 26

George Washington - 1783
...recollection of the happy conjuncture of times and circumstances, under which our Republic assumed its rank among the Nations ; The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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Freedom of Religion in America: Historical Roots, Philosophical Concepts ...

Henry B. Clark - 1982 - 143 Seiten
...new civil religion. In his Circular to the States on June 8 of that year, George Washington wrote: The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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Intellectual Life in America: A History

Lewis Perry - 1989 - 461 Seiten
...widespread belief in America's good fortune, a belief expressed by Washington at the end of the war: "The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition, but at an epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820

Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 829 Seiten
...also stipulate and require. The address proper opens with a paean to the Enlightenment in America: "The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - 1996 - 216 Seiten
...theological roots of the Revolution and America's place in the larger traditions of history and civilization. "The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition," he wrote in one of his most striking statements, but at an Epocha when the rights of...
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Constitutional Democracy

Dennis C. Mueller - 1996 - 400 Seiten
...unimaginative intelligence of America" it was George Washington. Yet he too was imbibed with the same optimism. The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition; but at an epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

Gary L. McDowell, Sharon L. Noble - 1997 - 325 Seiten
...view, in his final act as commander in chief, when he wrote to the governors of the thirteen states: The foundation of our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epocha when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined,...
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