America and the Americans; Notions Picked Up by a Travelling Bachelor Volume 2

America and the Americans; Notions Picked Up by a Travelling Bachelor Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...throwing society so near the verge of dissolution by enlisting the passions of the community in a question that embraced so many important interests as these frequent elections, and one of them had intimated an expectation that, in the event of his failure, there would be a rising in favour of a military hero, who was not accustomed to defeat. Iremembered the reply of my quiet yeoman in the stage-coach, and did not certainly carry my expectations quite so far; but still it was inconceivable that passions which had been so strongly excited, should subside without at least some of the usual indications of a disappointed resentment. AIR or THEUNSUCCESSFUL. 237 While descending Capitol-hill, we met a warm partizan of the unsuccessful candidate, who was known to us both. " Well, -----," said Cadwallader, " what do you intend to do now? Your man has, beyond all, hope, lost the day." " We shall change the face of things four years hence," ' was.the answer. The reply was given in the tone of one who seemed conscious that he and his friends had been mistaken in their force, but who, at the same time, felt that legal means of obtaining a triumph were always before him. I must acknowledge when I found that one of the most violent partizans I had ever met, was for deferring his schemes of revenge to a day so distant as four years, and that he even then con templated to effect his object by means of the ballot box, I began to despair of seeing a revo lution in America during my visit. It is true that the defeated party have begun already to raise a" clamour against corruptions and bargains, but it is very evident that they are doing it as mariners place an extra anchor to windward, to be in readi ness for more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236936582
  • 9781236936585