"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

22 February 2020

Happy Birthday, Washington

Stuart, George Washington, 1795

George Washington was born on this date in 1732.

Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.

George Washington

C-SPAN has Thomas Fleming talking about his book Washington’s Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge.

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