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" Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. "
Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ... - Σελίδα 142
των B. L. Rayner - 1832 - 556 σελίδες
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Cross-cultural Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative ...

Yoshinobu Hakutani - 2006 - 251 σελίδες
...has a passage revealing his basic attitude toward nature and humanity: "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue" (164—65). 8. On the origin and development of this verse form, see Keene, 109—15. 9. Senryu, as...
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Classical Antiquity and the Politics of America: From George Washington to ...

Michael Meckler - 2006 - 231 σελίδες
...Jefferson glorified agriculture in a manner reminiscent of the Georgics: "Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for genuine and substantial virtue. ... It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic...
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Born in the Country: A History of Rural America

David B. Danbom - 2006 - 301 σελίδες
...it in his Notes on the State of Virginia, "those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of 67 God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts...made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue."1 Agrarians argued that farmers were superior in part because of the legitimacy of their occupation....
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The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American ...

William Barillas - 2006 - 258 σελίδες
..."Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God," he declares in Notes on Virginia (1787), "if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he...peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue" (Writings, 290). That famous statement characterizes the archetype of the yeoman farmer, which would...
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - 1963 - 328 σελίδες
...the life of the yeoman farmer. Not all occupations were morally equal: "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made the peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue." Still, as Query- XIX made clear, the cultivation...
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American Taxation, American Slavery

Robin L. Einhorn - 2008 - 337 σελίδες
...classic of "republican" thinking. "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God . . . whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue." Americans should concentrate on agriculture rather than industry ("let our workshops remain in Europe")...
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Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History, Τόμος 1

Eric Arnesen - 2007 - 1561 σελίδες
...statement of the exalted place of the independent farmer. "Those who labour in the earth," Jefferson wrote, "are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people." This version of the colonies and the early republic as a world of small, prosperous farms assumed that...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - 2005 - 290 σελίδες
...American interests, and are alone to be relied on for expressing the proper American sentiments." They are "the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people," keepers of "that sacred fire" of "substantial and genuine virtue" that "otherwise might escape from...
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Reclaiming the American Farmer: The Reinvention of a Regional Mythology in ...

Mary Weaks-Baxter - 2006 - 200 σελίδες
...often-quoted lines seem forever ingrained in the American consciousness: "Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people . . . Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phenomenon of which no age nor nation has...
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Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America

Kevin O'Leary - 2006 - 290 σελίδες
...republican fears of moral decline: Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if He ever had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit of substantial and genuine virtue . . . Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phenomenon...
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