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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. "
First Ripe Fruits: being a collection of tracts; to which are added two ... - Página 272
por John Mitchell MASON (D.D.) - 1803 - 304 páginas
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - 2007 - 277 páginas
...a distinctively modern twist to the old theme of the sturdy yeoman farmer. According to Jefferson, Those who labour 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. . . . Corruption...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - 2007 - 1193 páginas
...one half should be called off from that to exercise manufactures and handicraft arts for the other? a question on any other point, except for adjourning from day to day be determined, unless whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. It is the focus...
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American Wilderness: A New History

Michael Lewis - 2007 - 304 páginas
...the few lines from Notes on the State of Virginia that earned him the title of agrarian philosopher: "Those who labour 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...
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The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in ...

Edward J. Erler, Thomas G. West, John A. Marini - 2007 - 171 páginas
...Works of Abraham Lincoln, Roy P. Easier, ed. (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 1:112. labour 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." Most of all, farmers...
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Homeland Mythology: Biblical Narratives in American Culture

Christopher Collins - 2010
...farmers bounty and their own dishonest wits. "Those who labor in the earth," wrote Jefferson in 1785, "are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people." Corruption has never been associated with "cultivators," he asserts. Then, using another biblical allusion,...
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Vale of Humility: Plain Folk in Contemporary North Carolina Fiction

George Hovis - 2007 - 325 páginas
...deism leads him to wax rhapsodic on this latter point. "Those who labour in the earth," he maintains, "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."62 In Letters from...
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The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture

David E. Shi - 2007 - 332 páginas
...To Jefferson, as everyone knows, there was something saintly about the self-sufficient husbandman: "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if he ever had a chosen people, whose breasts he had made the peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine...
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Democracy, Equality, and Justice: John Adams, Adam Smith, and Political Economy

John E. Hill - 2007 - 265 páginas
...own land, sending his surplus production to market.45 For example, he wrote in his Notes on Virginia: "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God. . . . Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phaenomenon of which no age nor nation has...
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Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the Decline of Virginia

Susan Dunn - 2007 - 320 páginas
...one's Virginia home meant more than emotional security. Above all, Virginia meant a life on the soil. "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God," Jefferson had memorably written in his Notes on the State of Virginia. The only truly virtuous, free,...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Reconstruction to ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - 2007 - 963 páginas
...for instance, linked the virtues necessary for a robust republic to the life of the yeoman farmer. 15. To prevail upon governments to establish a purely nationa he wrote, while ascribing to manufacturing the characteristics of venality, subservience, dependence,...
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