The Blennerhassett Papers (Google eBook)

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Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1864 - Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807 - 665 pages
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Page 441 - ... were deliberately spread for him, and overwhelmed by the mastering spirit and genius of another; this man, thus ruined and undone, and made to play a subordinate part in this grand drama of guilt and treason; this man is to be called the principal offender; while he, by whom he was...
Page 456 - Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
Page 298 - 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 - 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 127 - By degrees he infuses into it the poison of his own ambition. He breathes into it the fire of his own courage...
Page 126 - ... no monitory shuddering through the bosom of their unfortunate possessor, warns him of the ruin that is coming upon him. A stranger presents himself. 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 po'wer of his address.
Page 127 - 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 299 - 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
Page 377 - ... to recite half columns verbatim of a series of papers, of which he said he is the author ; to caricature Jefferson ; to give a history of his acquaintance with Burr ; expatiate on his virtues and sufferings, maintain his credit, embellish his fame, and intersperse the whole with sententious reprobations and praises of...
Page 168 - 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 us to glory and fortune; it remains to be seen whether we deserve the boon.

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