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" This he had acquired by conversation with the world, for his education was merely reading, writing and common arithmetic, to which he added surveying at a later day. His time was employed in action chiefly, reading little, and that only in agriculture... "
The Monthly Review - Seite 283
1830
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Handwriting in America: A Cultural History

Tamara Plakins Thornton - 1996 - 248 Seiten
...when he commented that George Washington "wrote readily, rather diffusely, in an easy, correct style. This he had acquired by conversation with the world,...arithmetic, to which he added surveying at a later day." Here then was the "easiness of Gesture" recommended as one of the essentials of a fine gentleman's...
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The Book Of Eulogies

Phyllis Theroux - 1997 - 400 Seiten
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The Invention of George Washington

Paul K. Longmore - 1999 - 337 Seiten
...past dispute." Thomas Jefferson more temperately declared that his fellow Virginian spent his time "in action chiefly, reading little, and that only in agriculture and English history."3 Though he accumulated a library of some nine hundred volumes on a wide range of subjects,...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., Teil 3

Jeffrey F. Meyer - 2001 - 354 Seiten
...words. In public, when called on for a sudden opinion, he was unready, short, and embarrassed. . . . His education was merely reading, writing and common...arithmetic, to which he added surveying at a later day. . . . On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect, in nothing bad, in a few points indifferent;...
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Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington

George Washington Parke Custis - 2003 - 660 Seiten
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Thomas Jefferson

Albert Jay Nock - 2004 - 348 Seiten
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson V14: Containing His Autobiography, Notes on ...

Thomas Jefferson - 2006 - 532 Seiten
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book

Hesperides - 2007 - 246 Seiten
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The Eclectic Review

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1830
...unready, short, and embarrassed. Yet he wrote readily, rather diffusely, in an easy and correct style. This he had acquired by conversation with the world,...and common arithmetic, to which he added surveying in a later day. His time was employed in action chiefly, reading little, and that only in agriculture...
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Locomotive Engineers Journal, Band 43

1909
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