The Conspiracy of Col. Aaron Burr: A Historical Romance

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G.W. Simmons, 1854 - 311 páginas
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Página 100 - tis all a cheat ; Yet, fooled with hope, men favour the deceit : Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay ; To-morrow's falser than the former day...
Página 103 - The doctrine of the law then is this: that precedents and rules must be followed, unless flatly absurd or unjust : for though their reason be not obvious at first view, yet we owe such a deference to former times as not to suppose that they acted wholly without consideration.
Página 195 - I cannot tell, what you and other men Think of this life; but, for my single self, I had as lief not be, as live to be In awe of such a thing as I m,yself.
Página 308 - In this particular, Burr appears to have been unfeeling and heartless. And yet, by a fascinating power almost peculiar to himself, he so managed as to retain the affection, in some instances, the devotion, of his deluded victims. In every other respect he was kind and charitable. No man would go farther to alleviate the sufferings of another. No man was more benevolent. No man would make greater sacrifices to promote the interest or the happiness of a friend.
Página 270 - Since I wrote my mother's letter, God has carried me through new trials, and given me new supports. My little son* has been sick with the slow fever ever since my brother left us, and has been brought to the brink of the grave. But I hope, in mercy, God is bringing him up again. I was enabled to resign the child (after a severe struggle with nature) with the greatest freedom.
Página 276 - How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which kings or laws can cause or cure!
Página 305 - Burr. For more than half a century of his life they seemed to absorb his whole thoughts. His intrigues were without number. His conduct most licentious. The sacred bonds of friendship were tinhesitatingly violated when they operated as barriers to the indulgence of his passions.
Página 269 - Until I went into the sanctuary of GOD : then understood I the end of these men ; 17 Namely, how thou dost set them in slippery places : and castest them down, and destroyest them. 18 Oh, how suddenly do they consume : perish, and come to a fearful end!
Página 100 - ... tis all a cheat ; Yet, fooled with hope, men favour the deceit ; Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay : To-morrow's falser than the former day ; Lies worse, and, while it says, we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Página 12 - Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God afraid of me: Safe from the Bar, the Pulpit, and the Throne, Yet touched and shamed by ridicule alone.

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