The American Statesman; Or, Illustrations of the Life and Character of Daniel Webster

The American Statesman; Or, Illustrations of the Life and Character of Daniel Webster

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...that when the will, as was 168 SNARES OF THE WICKED. supposed, was taken from Mr. White's iron chest, it proved to be the wrong will. Mr. White had made one of later date. So that the specific object of the murder was effectually defeated. It was also a remarkable development of the hardening nature of human depravity, that, on the night following the tragedy, Rnapp should have watched with the body of the murdered old man, and at the funeral should have officiated as one of the chief mourners, even following him to the grave in that capacity, without, by the slightest word or act, creating the least suspicion of his own guilt. Let the young be admonished, by the dreadful fate of these offenders, (one of whom committed suicide in prison, and the two others being executed, ) to avoid evil associates. They cannot mingle with' the wicked without being contaminated by them. In view of this thrilling tragedy, how significant is the language of Solomon!--" My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us; let us lay wait for blood; let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause; let us swallow them up alive, as the grave, and whole, as those that go down into the pit. We shall find all precious substance; we shall fill our houses with spoil. Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse. My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path. WEBSTER AND MASON. 169 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof." Mr. Webster has more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556089
  • 9781236556080