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Thomas Jefferson, a Character Sketch (Paperback): Edward Sylvester Ellis

Thomas Jefferson, a Character Sketch (Paperback)

Edward Sylvester Ellis

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No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None was more sagacious, wise and prudent, and none understood his countrymen better. By birth an aristocrat, by nature he was a democrat. The most learned man that ever sat in the president's chair, his tastes were the simple ones of a farmer. Surrounded by the pomp and ceremony of Washington and Adams' courts, his dress was homely. He despised titles, and preferred severe plainness of speech and the sober garb of the Quakers. "What is the date of your birth, Mr. President?" asked an admirer. "Of what possible concern is that to you?" queried the President in turn. "We wish to give it fitting celebration." "For that reason, I decline to enlighten you; nothing could be more distasteful to me than what you propose, and, when you address me, I shall be obliged if you will omit the 'Mr.'"

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Imprint: CreateSpace
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2013
First published: July 2013
Authors: Edward Sylvester Ellis
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-1-4910-1809-5
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
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LSN: 1-4910-1809-7
Barcode: 9781491018095

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