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" I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without... "
Essays and letters - Page 157
by Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) - 1820 - 340 pages
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The British Review, and London Critical Journal, Volume 11

1818
...felicity- And have we now forgotten that powerful friend ?— or do we imagine we no longer heed its assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I seg of this truth, That GOD governs ••• the affairs of men I And if a sparrow cannot fall to...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - Philosophers - 1818
...felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend ?—or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance ?—I have lived, Sir, a long time ; and the longer I live, the more convincihg proofs I see of this truth, That GOD governs in the affairs of men ! And if a sparrow cannot...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1819
...And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend 1 Or do we imagine we no longer need his assistance 1 I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live,...that God governs in the affairs of men ! And if a »parrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Volume 3

1821
...applying to the Father of lights to illuminate their understandings? " I have lived, Sir, (said he) a long time ; and the longer I live, the more convincing...in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his aid? We have been...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 3

...applying to the Father of lights to illuminate their understandings? " I have lived. Sir, (said he) a long time ; and the longer I live, the more convincing...in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his aid? We have been...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 23

1820
...applying to the Father of lights lo illuminate their understandings?—" I have lived, Sir, (said he) a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that GOD govtrns in the affairs ofmeii. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection ! Our prayers, sir, were heard;— and...? I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I lire, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth ; that God governs in the affairs of men : and...
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A discourse on prayer

John Thornton - Prayer - 1824 - 374 pages
...now forgotten that powerful Friend ? or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance ? I have lived a long time ; and the longer I live, the more convincing...the affairs of men : and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without h(s aid ? We have...
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A Political and Civil History of the United States of America ..., Volume 2

Timothy Pitkin - United States - 1828
...felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend ?— or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance.— I have lived, sir, a long time : and...the affairs of men .' And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid ? — We have...
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A Political and Civil History of the United States of America ..., Volume 2

Timothy Pitkin - United States - 1828
...friend .'—or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance.— I have lived, sir, a long tune ; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs...the affairs of men ! And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid ?-— We have...
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