Celebration of the Birth-Day of Thomas Jefferson (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Celebration of the Birth-Day of Thomas Jefferson<br><br>The second of April, 1743, was his birth. Day; eleven years after Washington was'born, and ten years before their native colo ny was exposed to that savage warfare, in which the great American General took his first lessons in the art of war.<br><br>His birth-place was in the charming valley of the Rivanna, a rich and luxuriant section of Virginia. In which are combined the gran deur of mountain scenery, and the subdued and placid beauty of woodland, valley and plain. It was a bounteous and enobling prospect upon which the eyes of Jefferson first opened. The fertile lands which lay around him, inspired him with a love of ru ral life, with its large instincts, its deep love of country, its love of everything that lives and moves, its love of the land; while the towering mountains which encircled his home, stood there as types of the majesty and elevation of human thought. The wind which sighed through the sounding aisles of that old primeval forest, the storm which burst in madness from the hills, the mur muring stream tracing its way through lands. Untrod by man, the broad acres of his father's farm, the budding and growing and harvesting and reposing year, the Spring time promise and the golden October sun, the birds of the air and the beasts of the field, all breathed into his mind a large and abounding sense of freedom.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.