At the beginning of the nineteenth century Marcus Tullius Cicero was often called Tully.
 A remark by Fisher Ames (1758-1808), of Massachusetts,—perhaps the extremest Federalist of his time.
 The famous phrase, “honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none,” was not Washington’s but Jefferson’s.
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MOUNT VERNON, THE HOME OF
BY WILLIAM DAY
The following lines were written on the back of a picture at Mount Vernon:
There dwelt the Man, the flower of human
Whose visage mild bespoke his nobler mind.
There dwelt the Soldier, who his sword
But in a righteous cause, to Freedom true.
There dwelt the Hero, who ne’er
killed for fame,
Yet gained more glory than a Caesar’s name.
There dwelt the Statesman, who, devoid
Gave soundest counsels from an upright heart;
And, O Columbia, by thy sons caressed,
There dwelt the Father of the realms he blessed;
Who no wish felt to make his mighty praise,
Like other chiefs, the means himself to raise;
But there retiring, breathed in pure renown,
And felt a grandeur that disdained a crown.
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THE UNSELFISHNESS OF WASHINGTON
BY ROBERT TREAT PAINE
To the pen of the historian must be resigned the more arduous and elaborate tribute of justice to those efforts of heroic and political virtue which conducted the American people to peace and liberty. The vanquished foe retired from our shores, and left to the controlling genius who repelled them the gratitude of his own country, and the admiration of the world. The time had now arrived which was to apply the touchstone to his integrity, which was to assay the affinity of his principles to the standard of immutable right.
On the one hand, a realm to which he was endeared by his services almost invited him to empire; on the other, the liberty to whose protection his life had been devoted, was the ornament and boon of human nature.