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" If I were to be called upon to draw a picture of the times and of men, from what I have seen, heard, and in part know, I should in one word say, that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them; that speculation,... "
A History of the British Army - Page 284
by Sir John William Fortescue - 1902
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The Writings of George Washington: Correspondence and miscellaneous papers ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...say, that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them; that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men ; that party disputes and personal quarrels...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington - Presidents - 1834
...say, that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them ; that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men ; that party disputes and personal quarrels...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1836
...say, that idleness, dissipation, and extrava" gance seem to have laid fast hold of them ; — " that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable " thirst for riches seem to have got the better of " every other consideration, and of almost every " order of men ; — that party disputes and personal...
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The Religious Opinions and Character of Washington

Edward Charles M'Guire - 1836 - 414 pages
...and extravagance, seem to have laid fast hold of most of them ; that speculation, peculation, arid an insatiable thirst for riches, seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men ; that party disputes and personal quarrels...
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The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw: The First American Consul at Canton

Samuel Shaw, Josiah Quincy - China - 1847 - 360 pages
...say that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them ; that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches, seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men ; that party disputes and personal quarrels...
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History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles ...

Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl) - Great Britain - 1851
...say, that idleness, dissipation, and extrava" gance seem to have laid fast hold of them ; — " that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable " thirst for riches seem to have got the better of " every other consideration, and of almost every " order of men ; — that party disputes and personal...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...say, that idle" ness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid " fast hold of them ; — that speculation, peculation, and " an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better " of every other consideration, and of almost every order " of men ; — that party disputes and personal...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid " fast hold of them ; — that speculation, peculation, and 4 an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better < of every other consideration, and of almost every order of men ; — that party disputes and personal...
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History of England: from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of ..., Volume 6

Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl) - Great Britain - 1854
...word say, that idleness, dissipation, and "extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of them; — that "speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches "seem to have got the better of every other consideration, " and of almost every order of men ; — that party disputes "and personal...
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The lives and times of the chief justices of the supreme court of the United ...

Henry Flanders - Judges - 1855 - 645 pages
...say that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them ; that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men ; that party disputes and personal quarrels...
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