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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 American Whig Review - Page 206
1845
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The British Review, and London Critical Journal, Volume 11

English literature - 1818
...situation of this assembly, groping, as it were, in the dark, to findpolitical truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it...understandings? — In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the Divine protection!...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1818
...find none of their constitutions suitable to our circumstances. scarce able to distinguish it w hen presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we...understandings ?—In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers iu this room for the divine protection...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1818 - 449 pages
...in the dark, to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how as it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought...understandings?— In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection!...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 17

1819
...the dark to (¡¡ni political truth, and scarcely able to distinguish it when presented to us, liow has it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once...understandings ? — In the beginning of the contest with Britain, wheu we were sensible of danger, we bad daily prayers in this room for the Divine protection...
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral ..., Volume 3

1821
...how it happened, that while ' groping as it were in the dark, to find political truth,' they had not once thought of humbly 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...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 3

...how it happened, that while ' groping as it were in the dark, to find political truth,' they had not once thought of humbly 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...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...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...Lights, to illuminate our understandings ? In the beginuing of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1820
...how it happened that while ' groping as it were, in the dark, to find political truth/ they had not once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate their. understandings? — " I have lived, Sir, (said he) a long time; and the longer I live, tine...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...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...understandings ? In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection...
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A discourse on prayer

John Thornton - Prayer - 1824 - 374 pages
...to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Lights, to illuminate oar understandings ? In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger,...
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