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" There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the rule of three, but that was all. "
Chicago: Its History and Its Builders ... - الصفحة 52
بواسطة Josiah Seymour Currey - 1918
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A History of the United States for Schools: Including a Concise Account of ...

William Augustus Mowry, Arthur May Mowry - 1896 - عدد الصفحات: 518
...As a boy, he was so situated that he received almost no school instruction, and he said of himself, "The little advance I now have upon this store of...from time to time under the pressure of necessity." In 1834 lie was elected to the Illinois Legislature, where he remained eight years. While in the legislature,...

Hazen's Primer and First-[fifth] Reader, كتاب 5

Marshman William Hazen - 1896 - عدد الصفحات: 536
...of Indiana, where there were few opportunities to gain an education, and when he was twenty-one he "could read, write, and cipher to the rule of three; but that was all." Still the circumstances of his early life served to strengthen the essential elements of true greatness,...

Lives of the Presidents

Prescott Holmes - 1898 - عدد الصفحات: 298
...were both born in Virginia. My mother died in my tenth year. When I came of age I did not know much. I could read, write, and cipher to the rule of three, but that was all. The little advance I have now I picked up under the pressure of necessity. At 21, I came to Illinois....

Abraham Lincoln

Carl Schurz - 1899 - عدد الصفحات: 208
...happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. ... Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read,...and cipher to the rule of three. But that was all. . . . The little advance I now have upon this store of education I have picked up from time to time...

Abraham Lincoln: An Oration Delivered Before the Lincoln Union

Henry Watterson - 1899 - عدد الصفحات: 62
...happened to sojourn in the neighborhood he was looked upon as a wizard. . . Of course, when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read,...and cipher to the rule of three. But that was all. . . . The little advance I now have upon this store of education I have picked up from time to time...

Choosing "Abe" Lincoln Captain: And Other Stories

1899 - عدد الصفحات: 64
...stock in education about that time, he wrote in a letter to a friend twenty-seven years, later : " I did not know much ; still, somehow, I could read,...and cipher to the rule of three, but that was all." That, however, was up to the average education of the community ; and having been clerk in a country...

Lincoln's Words on Living Questions: A Collection of All the Recorded ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1900 - عدد الصفحات: 186
...wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read,...from time to time under the pressure of necessity. I was raised to farm work, which I continued till I was twenty-two. At twenty-one I came to Illinois,...

Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - عدد الصفحات: 478
...wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age, I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read,...from time to time under the pressure of necessity. "I was raised to farm- work, which I continued until I was twenty-two. At twenty-one I came to Illinois...

Portraits and Principles of the World's Great Men and Women with Practical ...

William C. King - 1900 - عدد الصفحات: 680
...wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age, I did not know much, still, somehow, I could read,...from time to time under the pressure of necessity. I wag raised to farm work, at which I continued till I was twentytwo." 125 He knew nothing of grammar,...

A Library of Universal Literature: In 4 Parts, Comprising Science ..., المجلد 8

1900 - عدد الصفحات: 470
...rudiments of instruction. "When I came of age," wrote the future President, "I didn't know much; still I could read, write and cipher to the rule of three,...that was all. I have not been to school since. The litilc advance I now have upon this store of education I have picked up from time to time under the...




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