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" I firmly believe this ; and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in- this political building no better than the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little partial local interests ; our projects will be confounded,... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 155
von Benjamin Franklin - 1840
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Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association ..., Band 4

Young Men's Christian Associations (London, England) - 1864
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel : we shall be divided by our little partial local interests, — our projects will be confounded, — and ourselves shall become a reproach and a byword down to future ages ; and, what is worse, mankind may...
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Benjamin Franklin, the Printer-boy

Benjamin Franklin - 1865 - 120 Seiten
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests...confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a bye-word down to future ages. And, what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance,...
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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Band 2

William Cabell Rives - 1866
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little partial local interests ;...confounded ; and we ourselves shall become a reproach and by-word down to future ages : and, what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance,...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

Robert Charles Winthrop - 1867
...concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little partial local interests;...this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest." Glorious words ! Precious...
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Prayers of the Ages

1868
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests,...by human wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and con- ' quest. I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven...
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The Mystic Star, Bände 10-11

1869
...concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests;...projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall beour national history, at the Philadel- J come a reproach and a by-word down to future ages ; and,...
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The Nation: The Foundations of Civil Order and Political Life in the United ...

Elisha Mulford - 1870 - 418 Seiten
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little partial local interests ;...shall become a reproach and a by-word down to future ages."1 President Washington said in his first inaugural, " No people can be bound to adore the hand...
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Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, bart

Thomas Binney - 1871 - 168 Seiten
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel : we shall be divided by our little partial local interests, — our projects will be confounded, — and ourselves shall become a reproach and a byword down to future ages; and, what is worse, mankind 134...
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Proceedings of the National Convention to Secure the Religious Amendment of ...

1872 - 78 Seiten
...succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel ; we shall become divided by ouf little, partial, local interests, our projects will...war, and conquest. I therefore beg leave to move, ADDRESS OF DR. CRAVEN. 21 That henceforth, prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven and its blessing...
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The Unitarian Review, Band 3

Charles Lowe, Henry Wilder Foote, John Hopkins Morison, Henry H. Barber, James De Normandie, Joseph Henry Allen - 1875
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel ; we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests,...become a reproach and a byword down to future ages." But better than any merely verbal acceptance of the truths of religion is the testimony which his life...
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