The American Review; A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science Volume 1

The American Review; A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...of being governed by Chance. Forever to bury its memory--this, we felt, would be most desirable to all; for as very few were found to follow it to the grave, so none, we were persuaded, could wish hereafter to know its ghost. But an Olympiad of guilt and folly is not so easily forgotten. An entire people betrayed, befooled and insulted, for a period of four years, cannot fail to carry with them a bitter remembrance. It can be none the less bitter and abiding, that a universal and profound contempt has long taken the place of indignation; since men had far rather be angry with their government, than blush for it. In view, therefore, of this--that the faith, so sacredly and deeply pledged to the strong necessities of the country, was summarily broken, like a rotten staff; that the great measures of relief for which the People had Bo sternly struggled, were by him--a leader!--contemptuously snatched from their victorious hands; that all the cherished principles, by proclaiming which he had alone dared to creep into a position to stumble upon power, were one by one blown away, like words spoken upon the wind; that rapidly, beyond all precedent, the floodgates of corruption were thrown open--the Curule Chair surrounded by unblushing claimants for offices not yet empty, quick credence given to every tale that could please the Ro Vol. i.--No. iv. 22 man's' ear, men thrust from their seats without fault, to make room for others that came without merit, and power and flace everywhere bought and sold, openy, as money in the Jewish Temple;--that his own provident cupidity, meanwhile, grew rich from sales, and contracts, and other public services; that--worse than this--the ancient dignity of the Commonwealth was constantly and recklessly violated, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555643
  • 9781236555649