~ The Apotheosis of Washington ~
Life is preferably to be lived in private and domestically. Public duty on which public peace, and individual dignity and freedom, and in turn domestic tranquility depend, deserves our utmost dedication. Even so, when all is said and done, it is first and foremost in the service of private and domestic family life that public duty and public life have their importance and necessity.
"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's."
"No taxation without representation."
George Washington. Hence "Caesar's" approval and blessing.
Based on a reliable contemporary's assessment
(John Adams), the above portrait by Edward Savage
(1761-1817) better depicts what the general actually
looked like (than what we are accustomed to seeing.)