He was like a writer busy among the figures of his brain, a kind of tiny blue-eyed king he was, in a six- dollar room facing Washington
Square in the city of New York.
Why does it always crucify Christ and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington
and Franklin rebels?
Among the lookers-on there was the same expression in all quarters of the court; insomuch, that a great majority of the foreheads there, might have been mirrors reflecting the witness, when the Judge looked up from his notes to glare at that tremendous heresy about George Washington
Consequently, when Bell returned from Washington
, he was compelled by his agreement to devote himself mainly to the musical telegraph, although his heart was now with the telephone.
When George Washington
first took the oath I have just sworn to uphold, news travelled slowly across the land by horseback, and across the ocean by boat.
, though in retirement, was brooding over the cruel injustice suffered by his associates in arms, the warriors of the Revolution; over the prostration of the public credit and the faith of the nation, in the neglect to provide for the payments even of the interest upon the public debt; over the disappointed hopes of the friends of freedom; in the language of the address from Congress to the States of the eighteenth of April, 1788--"the pride and boast of America, that the rights for which she contended were the rights of human nature.
One afternoon, last summer, while walking along Washington
Street, my eye was attracted by a signboard protruding over a narrow archway, nearly opposite the Old South Church.
But I must not omit to mention that, when the Eng- lish general was mortally wounded and his army routed, the remains of it were preserved by the skill and valor of George Washington
Over the general's chair, which was a relic from the home of Washington
, there was an arch of verdant boughs, with the laurel profusely intermixed, and surmounted by his country's banner, beneath which he had won his victories.
He went wherever he was asked, on principle, partly to study American society and partly because in Washington
pastimes seemed to him not so numerous that one could afford to neglect occasions.
Archer and her son and daughter, like every one else in New York, knew who these privileged beings were: the Dagonets of Washington
Square, who came of an old English county family allied with the Pitts and Foxes; the Lannings, who had intermarried with the descendants of Count de Grasse, and the van der Luydens, direct descendants of the first Dutch governor of Manhattan, and related by pre-revolutionary marriages to several members of the French and British aristocracy.
One of the most striking facts historically about this war, and the one that makes the complete separation that had arisen between the methods of warfare and the necessity of democratic support, is the effectual secrecy of the Washington
authorities about their airships.