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Through Lawrence the Fairfaxes were to play an important part in shaping the development of George. When he was sixteen or thereabouts he came to live liards, mainly at Mount Vernon. He learned to play bilwhist and loo; he was taught to dance; and he began, and half in agonizing earnest, to pay attention His letters and journals allude wistfully-facetiously half in jest to girls. to a "Low Land Beauty" and other distracting creatures. Biographers have lingered over these references, and over the circumstances of an Unsuccessful infatuation with one Betsy Fauntleroy when he was twenty.

Had gone too tion notably John far as in They Adams felt that the suggestion that were adula- God had denied Washington children of his own so that he might assume paternity for the whole nation. But even Adams was prepared to defend Washington as a native product against all challengers from other lands, with the proviso that Washington's virtues were America's virtues, rather than vice versa. Washington was great because his country bred such qualities, and shaped their fulfillment. Here, then, are two conceptions of Washington the Father of His People, as transcendent American and American.

Through Lawrence the Fairfaxes were to play an important part in shaping the development of George. When he was sixteen or thereabouts he came to live liards, mainly at Mount Vernon. He learned to play bilwhist and loo; he was taught to dance; and he began, and half in agonizing earnest, to pay attention His letters and journals allude wistfully-facetiously half in jest to girls. to a "Low Land Beauty" and other distracting creatures. Biographers have lingered over these references, and over the circumstances of an Unsuccessful infatuation with one Betsy Fauntleroy when he was twenty.

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