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" ... that no great and decisive advantages were ever obtained over him, and that the opportunity to strike an important blow never passed away unused. He has been termed the American Fabius; but those who compare his actions with his means will perceive... "
Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature ... - Page 80
edited by - 1833
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Life of Washington: A Biography, Personal, Military, and Political, Volume 3

Benson John Lossing - 1860 - 802 pages
...who compare his actions with his means, will perceive at least as much of Marcellus as Fabius in his character. He could not have been more enterprising,...of his army and the real situation of his country. "In his civil administration, as in his military career, ample and repeated proofs were exhibited of...
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Cyclopaedia of American literature, by E. A. and G. L ..., Volume 1; Volume 85

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - 1866 - 714 pages
...compare his actions with his means, will perceive at least as much of ilarcellus as of Fabius in his character. He could not have been more enterprising...relying upon those chances which sometimes give a favourable issue to attempts apparently desperate, his conduct was regulated by calculations made upon...
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Character Portraits of Washington as Delineated by Historians, Orators and ...

William Spohn Baker - 1887 - 360 pages
...compare his actions with his means will perceive at least as much of Marcellus as of Fabius in his character. He could not have been more enterprising...relying upon those chances which sometimes give a favourable issue to attempts apparently desperate, his conduct was regulated by calculations made upon...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888 - 564 pages
...compare his actions with his means, will perceive at least as much of Marccllus as of Fabius, in his character. He could not have been more enterprising,...called a second time to command the armies of the United States, a change of circumstances had taken place, and he meditated a corresponding change of...
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The Presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland: Comprising ...

John Frost - 1888 - 630 pages
...least as much rf Marcellus as of Fabius in his character. He could not havu been more enterprizing without endangering the cause he defended, nor have...of his army, and the real situation of his country. " No truth can be uttered with more confidence than that the ends of Washington were always upright,...
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Life and Times of Washington, Volume 4

John Frederick Schroeder - 1903 - 572 pages
...compare his actions with his means will perceive at least as much of Marcellus as of Fabius in his character. He could not have been more enterprising...called a second time to command the armies of the United States a change of circumstances had taken place, and he meditated a corresponding change of...
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Handbook of the United States Political History for Readers and Students

1906 - 474 pages
...compare his actions with his means, will pereeive at least as much of Marcellns as of Fabius in his character. He could not have been more enterprising...apparently desperate, his conduct was regulated by caiculations made upon the capacities of his army, and the real situation of his country. The Cincinnatus...
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Library of Southern Literature: Biography

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent - 1909 - 504 pages
...compare his actions with his means will perceive at least as much of Marcellus as of Fabius in his character. He could not have been more enterprising...relying upon those chances which sometimes give a favourable issue to attempts apparently desperate, his conduct was regulated by calculations made upon...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 5

John Marshall - 1926 - 600 pages
...compare his actions with his means, will perceive at least as much of Marcellus as of Fabius, in his character. He could not have been more enterprising,...relying upon those chances which sometimes give a favourable issue to attempts apparently desperate, his conduct was regulated by calculations made upon...
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Washington and the American Republic, Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - 1879 - 716 pages
...who compare his actions with his means, will perceive at least as much of Marcellus as Fabius in his character. He could not have been more enterprising,...made upon the capacities of his army and the real sit. nation of his country. " In his civil administration, as in his military career, ample and repeated...
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