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Why Washington Retreated

1775

Said Congress to George Washington:
"To set this country free,
You'll have to whip the Britishers
And chase them o'er the sea."
"Oh, very well," said Washington,
"I'll do the best I can.
I'll slam and bang those Britishers
And whip them to a man."

1777

Said Congress to George Washington:
"The people all complain;
Why don't you fight? You but retreat
And then retreat again."
"That can't be helped," said Washington,
"As you will quite agree
When you see how the novelists

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From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties.

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When George Washington was elected president, there was no national vote.

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I grew up at 16 years old driving trucks across the George Washington Bridge.

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Will Rogers

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him ""father.""

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My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave.

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George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping?

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George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping.

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Steven Wright

Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter?

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It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington's, wherever they might be.

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George Washington understood that the Bible is the place where God's records of right and wrong are kept.

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Mark Twain

George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth - he could not even lie.

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Mark Twain

George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

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Robert Frost

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.

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Doing the show was like painting the George Washington Bridge. As soon as you finished one end, you started right in on the other.

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The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true.

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There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati.

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From A Dream (Irksome Pantoum 1)

With a whiff of plums, I wake
covered by George Washington's fatigues;
submerged in cherry blossoms,
unwanted sex.


Covered by George Washington's fatigues,
I lie on the floor, processing
unwanted sex.
After the fog of two parties,

I lie on the floor, processing:
I do not know where I am.
After the fog of two parties,
I do not feel liberated.

I do not know where I am
or remember how I got here.
I do not feel liberated.
I am too exhausted to feel

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People have always said - those words, 'too conservative,' is fairly relative. I'm sure that they probably said that about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

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I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in ""We, the people.""

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