The Life of Harman Blennerhassett: Comprising an Authentic Narrative of the Burr Expedition: and Containing Many Additional Facts Not Heretofore Published (Google eBook)

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Ely, Allen & Looker, 1850 - Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807 - 239 pages
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Page 210 - The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
Page 158 - We of the jury say that Aaron Burr is not proved to be guilty under this indictment by any evidence submitted to us. We therefore find him not guilty.
Page 126 - Executive of our country, must sap the vitals of our political existence, and crumble this glorious fabric in the dust.
Page 68 - Possessing himself of a beautiful island in the Ohio, he rears upon it a palace and decorates it with every romantic embellishment of fancy. A shrubbery that Shenstone might have envied blooms around him; music, that might have charmed Calypso and her nymphs, is his; an extensive library spreads its treasures before him; a philosophical apparatus offers to him all the secrets and mysteries of nature; peace, tranquillity and innocence shed their mingled delights around him; and to crown the enchantment...
Page 97 - The people of the country to which we are going, are prepared to receive us. Their agents, now with Burr, say, that if we will protect their religion, and will not subject them to a foreign power, that in three weeks all will be settled. The gods invite to glory and fortune; it remains to be seen whether we deserve the boon.
Page 69 - By degrees he infuses into it the poison of his own ambition. He breathes into it the fire of his own courage...
Page 68 - Introduced to their civilities by the high rank which he had lately held in his country, he soon finds his way to their hearts, by the dignity and elegance of his demeanor, the light and beauty of his conversation and the seductive and fascinating power of his address.
Page 69 - In a short time the whole man is changed, and every object of his former delight is relinquished. No more he enjoys the tranquil scene ; it has become flat and insipid to his taste. His books are abandoned. His retort and crucible are thrown aside. His shrubbery blooms and breathes its fragrance upon the air in vain ; he likes it not His ear no longer drinks the rich melody of music; it longs for the trumpet's clangor and the cannon's roar.
Page 69 - Such was the state of Eden when the serpent entered its bowers. The prisoner, in a more engaging form, winding himself into the open and...
Page 159 - States,) for Treason, and for a Misdemeanor, in " preparing the means of a military expedition against Mexico, " a territory of the king of Spain, with whom the United States

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