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" Such a dearth of public spirit, and such want of virtue, such stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another, in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and pray God's mercy that I may... "
Rise of the United Empire Loyalists: A Sketch of American History - Page 77
by Frederic Gregory Forsyth - 1906 - 120 pages
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Life of George Washington, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1856
...a letter to Reed he disburdened his heart more completely. " Such dearth of public spirit, and such want of virtue ; such stock- jobbing, and fertility in all the low• arts to obtain advantage of one kind or another in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 132

American literature - 1923
...the corruption around them? 'Such a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, such stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind and another,' wrote Washington while engaged in the siege of Boston, ' I never saw before, and pray...
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