This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...of duty which can never be forgotten. Nor is patriotism in any way incompatible with the exercise of a world-wide philanthropy. He whose ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...of duty which can never be forgotten. Nor is patriotism in any way incompatible with the exercise of a world-wide philanthropy. He whose heart is entwined by the ties of home and fatherland is more susceptible of pure emotion, of warm sympathy, and of strenuous effort, than the man whose feelings centre in himself, and wastes "his time in pleasure, frivolity, and indifference. Every man should grasp the idea that he is but a link in the chain of creation, and that, notwithstanding his love of country, he has the world open to him for the exercise of his deeds of devotion and charity. Patriotism, nobility, and soldiership culminate in the life of Washington, the leader and deliverer of his country. He was one of the greatest men of the eighteenth century--not so much by his genius as by his purity and trustworthiness. His English descent was a goodly heritage. He came from an Anglian stock settled in the county of Durham; from thence his ancestors emigrated to America, and settled in Virginia about the year 1657. The character of George Washington was such that at an early age he was appointed to positions of great trust and confidence. At the age of nineteen he was appointed one of the adjutants-general of Virginia, with the rank of major--nor did he ever deceive those who put trust in him. He was ever prompt, obedient, and dutiful. At the age of twenty-three he was appointed colonel, and commander-inchief of all the forces raised in Virginia, for co-operation with the English troops in the defence of the Western Territory against the French. He was trained not only in success, but in failure, which evoked his indomitable spirit. The life of Washington has been so often written that it is unnecessary to refer to it further than to point out the thoroug...
Hardcover reprint of the original 1881? edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Duty: With Illustrations Of Courage Patience, And Endurance. Smiles, Samuel. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Duty: With Illustrations Of Courage Patience, And Endurance. Smiles, Samuel. New York: Allison, 1881? . Subject: Conduct Of Life.
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