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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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Washington, Bowdoin, and Franklin: As Portrayed in Occasional Addresses

Robert Charles Winthrop - 1876 - 186 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 ;...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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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal ...

Jonathan Elliot - 1876
...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 became a reproach and by-word down to future ages. And, what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - 398 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 wo ourselves shall become a reproach and byword down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may...
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American Journal of Education, Band 27

1877
...the building of Babel ; we shall be divided by our little partial local interests, our projects shall be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach...wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest. The suggestion was not received with favor. The debates on the vexed topic continued more excited and...
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The American Journal of Education, Band 27

Henry Barnard - 1877
...the building of Babel; we shall be divided by our little partial local interests, our projects shall be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach...wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest. The suggestion was not received with favor. The debates on the vexed topic continued more excited and...
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Cyclopædia of moral and religious anecdotes. Ed. by J. Flesher

Kazlitt Arvine - 1877
...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,...we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by-word to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance, despair of...
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Satan as a Moral Philosopher: With Other Essays and Sketches

Caleb Sprague Henry - 1877 - 296 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,...we ourselves shall become a reproach and a byword to future ages. And, what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance, despair...
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The United States Reader[, Embracing Selections from Eminent American ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1878 - 414 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;...this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest. 5. I therefore beg leave to...
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The Story of the Notable Prayers of Christian History

Hezekiah Butterworth - 1880 - 304 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;...reproach and a by-word down to future ages. And, what is Averse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing government by...
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Ideals of Life, Or, Wisdom of the Ages: A Series of Wholesome, Practical ...

Osgood Eaton Fuller - 1881 - 600 Seiten
...the builders of Babel : we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests ; our prospects will be confounded ; and we ourselves shall become...government by human wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, or conquest. I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven...
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