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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;
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6751. POLITICS, Retirement from.—

ought not to quit the port in which I am
quietly moored to commit myself again to the
stormy ocean of political or party contest,


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to kindle new enmities, and lose old friends.
No, tranquillity is the summum bonum of old age, and there is a time when
it is a duty to leave the government of the
world to the existing generation, and to repose
one's self under their protecting hand.
That time is come with me, and I welcome
To Samuel H. Smith. Ford ed., x, 263.
(M. Aug. 1823)

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