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xlilgel2215



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:15 am    Post subject: I NEED HELP Reply with quote

I need help translating a phrase from my american literature book! "Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated." This is from The Crisis No. 1 by Thomas Paine

PLEASE HELP ME TRANSLATE!
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joshua2004



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: I NEED HELP Reply with quote

xlilgel2215 wrote:
"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated."




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Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods;

God knows what things are worth since He made them.

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and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

It would be strange if such a wonderful, god-given thing would not have been valued very high.

He is basically saying that "freedom" is extremely important. And to emphasize this, he is so confident as to challenge that God himself would also value it very high.
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xlilgel2215



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much
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