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" Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. It is the focus in which he keeps alive 'that sacred fire, which otherwise might... "
A Geographical, Historical, Commercial, and Agricultural View of the United ... - Seite 99
von Daniel Blowe - 1820 - 751 Seiten
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Cross-cultural Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative ...

Yoshinobu Hakutani - 2006 - 251 Seiten
...Jefferson's notes on farmers. "Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators," Jefferson maintains, "is a phenomenon of which no age nor nation has furnished an example" (Jefferson 165). Unlike the traditional haiku with a single image or a juxtaposition of two separate...
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Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to ...

Ben Kiernan - 2007 - 724 Seiten
...In Notes on the State of Virginia, he added that historically, farmers had proved uniquely proper: "Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is...which no age nor nation has furnished an example." Jefferson instead considered corruption "the mark" of those "not looking up to heaven, to their own...
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American Wilderness: A New History

Michael Lewis - 2007 - 304 Seiten
...a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. It is the focus in which he keeps alive that sacred fire, which otherwise might escape from the face of the earth." About whom was Jefferson writing? What kind of agriculture and where? Jefferson...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - 2007 - 1193 Seiten
...a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. isal in time of peace, nor enter into any treaties or alliances, nor coin money, nor regulate t face of the earth. Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phaenomenon of which no age...
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Cultus Americanus: Varieties of the Liberal Tradition in American Political ...

Brent Gilchrist - 2006 - 305 Seiten
...virtue." These yeomen breasts were God's repository of the last, best hope of earthly salvation. In them, "he keeps alive that sacred fire, which otherwise might escape from the face of the earth."145 Righteous soil-diggers were carriers of the Holy Ghost, mediators between man...
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The Atlantic Enlightenment

Susan Manning, Francis D. Cogliano - 2008 - 209 Seiten
...virtue' and that 'those who labour in the earth' were 'the chosen people of God'. Jefferson held that 'Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phenomenon of which no age no nation has furnished an example'. Jefferson thought the least of artisans. He admitted that carpenters,...
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