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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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Everyday Classics: Sixth Reader

Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike - 1917 - 416 Seiten
...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 ; for his education was merely reading, 5 writing, and common arithmetic, to which he added surveying at a later day. His time was employed...
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Good English, Oral and Written ...

William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linnaeus Marsh - 1918
...most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback. He wrote readily, in an easy and correct style. This he had acquired by conversation with the world,...for his education was merely reading, writing, and arithmetic, to which he had added surveying at a later day. 262 It may truly be said that never did...
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Everyday Classics: Eighth Reader : the Introduction to Literature

Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike - 1919 - 415 Seiten
...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 ; for his education was merely reading, 5 writing, and common arithmetic, to which he added surveying at a later day. His time was employed...
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The Elson Readers..: Book 5-8 ...

William Harris Elson - 1921
...diffusely, in an easy and correct style. This he had acquired by conversation with the world, for is his education was merely reading, writing, and common...necessarily extensive, and, with journalizing his agricul20 tural proceedings, occupied most of his leisure hours within-doors. On the whole, his character...
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Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Thomas Jefferson - 1970 - 384 Seiten
...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 that only in agriculture and English history. . . . On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect, in nothing bad, in few points indifferent;...
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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 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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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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