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Meet Amazing Americans 美国总统 华盛顿 (George Washington)
 
George Washington's home at Mount Vernon.
华盛顿位于弗吉尼亚州的庄园
弗农山庄
(Mount Vernon)

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乔治华盛顿的丈夫身份

玛莎成长于弗吉尼亚州的威廉斯堡 (Williamsburg) ,她曾上过缝纫、家务、烹饪、舞蹈及音乐课。另外,她也请家教来教导她如何阅读及写字。玛莎喜欢她的个人生活,也很享受与家人一起在弗农山庄。

即使无法陪伴在远方的丈夫,她仍表示“无论面对什么情况,我都要保有愉快及高兴的心情,因为我已经自经验中学到,大部分的快乐及痛苦取决于自己,而非取决于我们周遭的环境”。

乔治华盛顿也很喜爱待在弗农山庄并极为享受务农生活,他曾写道:“这是光荣且有趣的一件事,如判断正确,也是有利可图的。”他相信弗农山庄是美国境内最棒的农场。在他后来的一生中,每当他想到自己是这片土地上的第一位农夫,他就感到十分的骄傲。


As a young woman growing up in Williamsburg Virginia, Martha Dandridge had lessons in sewing, housekeeping, cooking, dancing, and music. She also had private tutors to teach her how to read and write. Martha liked her private life and enjoyed being at Mount Vernon with her family.

Even when she couldn't be there or when her husband was away, she was, "... still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."

George Washington, too, loved being at Mount Vernon. He enjoyed farming and wrote that "it is honorable, it is amusing, and, with superior judgment, it is profitable." He believed Mount Vernon was the best estate in America for farming. Later in his life, he took great pride in being thought of as the first farmer of the land.

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