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" In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights,... "
The British Review, and London Critical Journal - Página 404
1818
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An Itinerant's Portfolio: Sermons, Lectures, and Miscellany

Robert L. Harford - 1885 - 280 páginas
...forcibly reminds the convention of this truth, saying with much else that deserves to be engraven, "In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when...in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers were heard and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in this struggle must have...
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Essays and Addresses

George Morgan Browne - 1886 - 197 páginas
...circumstances. In this situation of the Assembly, groping as it were in the dark, to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented...understandings. " In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection....
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Patriotic Eloquence: Being Selections from One Hundred Years of National ...

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1866 - 334 páginas
...circumstances. In this situation of this Assembly, groping in the dark to find political truth, and scarcely able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has...hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Light, to illuminate our understandings ? In the begindiplomatic service, being appointed successively...
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Papers of the American Historical Association, Volume 2

American Historical Association - 1888
...our circumstances. " In this situation of this assembly, as it were, in the dark, to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented...understandings ? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection....
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Church and State in the United States, Or, The American Idea of Religious ...

Philip Schaff - 1888 - 161 páginas
...our circumstances. " In this situation of this assembly, as it were, in the dark, to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented...understandings ? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection....
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The Campaign Text Book of the Democratic Party of the United States, for the ...

Democratic National Committee (U.S.) - 1888 - 656 páginas
...this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguisd it when presented to us, how has it happened, sir, that we have not heretofore once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Light to illuminate our understandings?'...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 21

John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond - 1889
...convention, he said : " In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented...hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Light to illuminate our understandings?" The national states carried their point as to the house of...
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Improvement Era, Volume 7,Edição 2

1904
...opening of meetings of the convention which framed the Articles of Confederation, in 1787, Franklin said, "In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when...sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. * * * And have...
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The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - 1990 - 428 páginas
...our circumstances. the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.— Our prayers, Sir, were heard, & they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent...
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The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American ...

Barry Alan Shain - 1996 - 416 páginas
...surprising still, Ben Franklin, truly a man of the Enlightenment, proposed in the Constitutional Convention that "we have not hitherto once thought of humbly...Father of lights to illuminate our understandings." He implored that this be done, for he noted that "the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...
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