Слике страница
PDF
ePub

By the following note, from the Georgia Papa

sent generation to repair," be made a libel | end Dr. Masan. This brutal warfare against tal assert" these things. And who doubts him? He on Jefferson, &c ?

ents and worth surprises us the more, because it can dare assert any thing, without ever troubling him. The Bee further admits Gen. Hamilton

have but one object--the promotion of Burr's fame self to enquire whether it is true or false.

by the depression of Hamilton's. There can be no It would be a wasie of time to take up all the re. to have been " a masterly orator, an hon.

great disiculiy, however, in discovering Holt's in marks separately. The fullowing is enough to shew "eft counseHor, an able foldier, finan. ducement for carrying on this work if destruction. the nature of the while :-cier and statesman, and an accomplish His repeated avoval of what he conceives to be the

“ So this universal genius excelled in " ed genileman.” And now we wish to

duty of an editor, furnisiies a tolerably gocd clue to
the business, especially when taken in connection Welhington, Franklin, Adams, Hancock,

whatever he was pleased to undertake.know which of the ihree wonderful men, witlı what he calls his “concluding remarks" in the

Greene, Gates, Henry, Pendleton, Jay, who have had their feelings wounded by last Bee. He there says, “If the reverend eulogist

Ellsworth, Marshall, Livingfion, &c. Jef. the praise of Hamilton, is to be set up as (Mr. Mason] be considered merely as a venal

ferson, Madison, Gallatin, Clinton, &c. his superior in these particulars. Who is

speaker, exerting his great talents for reward, his

Ritteshouse, Rush, Trumbull, Barlow, “ eulogium entitles him to much credit," &c. This the masterly oraioi ? Is it Jefferson, or

observation, I say, taken in connection with Holt's Humphries, Frenean, West, Ramsay, &c. Madison, or Gallarin ? We believe that

retire from public esteem, hide all your die repeated avowal, that an editor should be to his pat

miniled heads. Philosophers, statesmen, Gallatin, saving his ignorance of the Eng. rons, as a lawyer to his client--that is, that he lith language, is the better orator of the should take up on this side or that side, whether

soldiers, poets, painters, physicians, law. three, and yet, we presume, that Major | suspicion that something like a fee or reward has inright or wrong, for a fee, affords strong ground for

yers, orators, &c. Hamilton is fuperior to

you all. In whatever department of sciOgle, and J..cob Aler, of the Pennsyl

ence he directed his attention to; he excelduced this villainous attack on Gen Hamilton. If vania legislature, would think themselves this is the case, Holt's apology will be—“ I am a

led all competitors, If he had condescendbibeiled, were Gailarin to be declared lu. venal writer- I write for reward-my writings there.

ed to have become a preacher, (1.e. previ, fore entiile me to much credit.” He is entirely wel.

ous to his convergon by Burr), he would perior to them.-_Which of the three, is . come to all the credit to be derived from this con.

have shone superior to the right reverend to rise Superior to Hamilton in the charduct. For my part, I was never taught to believe,

bishop Moore, his father confefTor, or even acter of “an able foldier ?" Not Madison that a rascally act did its author a whit the more

the learned and accomplished orator bima

self." -not Gallatin : But Mr. Jefferson has honor, for his being paid for it. proved “able,” if not valorous - for Though it is extremely painful to me to be com

The object of this paragraph is to shew, that Ham.

ilton did not excel in whatever he directed his atter.. " The man who fights, and runs away, pelled, by the baseness of my opponents, to make the

tion to; and men are mentioned, as his superiors in May live to fight another day.' defence in which I am now engaged ; yet THE FAME

poetry, painting and physic.

Who ever before OF HAMILTON MUST BE PROTECTED ; and if aWe hope that no man in the United

heard :hat Hamilton turned his attention to either of ny of my readers conceive, that the insignificance of

these branches of science ? 'Who ever spoke of Gen. Sates will pretend to be the equal of my antagonist ought to shield him from animadver.

Hamilton as a pret? Who' ever heard that he was a Hamilton as a financier, and as no two persion, let them reflect, that the poisonous sting of the

painter ! And, above all, did he ever study physic? fons of different seats agree in opinion with asp is as much to be dreaded as the jaws of the croc

Holt night as well say, that he is himself superior odile, and that the heel of an ass, sometimes des respect to the qualities requisite to confi.

to Hamilton, bece.use he can work at press better -as much mischief as the paw of a wolf.

Hamilton's friends

he excelled in whatever he tute an able ftatesman, we leave that point

HuIt's last publication against Hamilton, consists undertook; and, until an abler lawyer, a more eo untouched.-All that remains to be asked, | of remarks on certain passages which are said to be

quent orator, a more profound statesman, or a better then, is, Which of the three characters extracted from the Rev. Mr. Mason's eulogium.

soldier, appears in the world, the assertiçn will stand Whether these extracts are faithfully and correctly sncntioned by the Bee, is the “accom.

good Had the attention of this great man been made, or not, I cannot say, not having seen the turned to other objects, he might have excelled in plished gentleman ?"

work. I am, therefore, willing to let them pass as them also : But, pre-eminent in all the nobler sciFinally, we wilh to know where a mari genuine, though Holi's general conduct would not

ences, even kis superior genius was satisfied. can be found in whose character are com warrant the belief.

Ti.e remarks throughrut, are nothing but a tissue

The closing sentence of the quo:ed paragraph, bined so ipany Dining qualities, as even

of the most foul and unfounded slanders- dark and I beggars all comment. There is something so brutal, the Bee seems inclined 10 ascribe to Gen. malicious insinuations-cruel and bitter sreeri-in

so ur feeling, so malignant, in terming the murder ci Hamilton. Certainly, neither of the three short, of stupidity and meanness, in all their bear.

Hamilton “his conversion by Burr," that I shudder

to find that we have, in the boson of cur city, % gentlemen whole feelings have been

ing's ard arti'udes. In the first place it is asserted, wounded,” and whole " good fame has that “ Hamilton's personal honor has been question. i catastrophe, and thus scoff'at the most serious con

monster who can thus sport with such an affecting " ed, tested, and found wanting, in the opinion of been blenderec!," nor all of them together,

" at least three whom he challenged and did not can boast such an allemblage of rare tal. fight," Holt has once before made this charge, ents. And yet to repel this pretended li. though in more vague terms, and why he now re.

The “Organ of the Public Will," Citizeu Duarie, bel on those gentlemcr, Holt has thought peats it, ypon his naked word, without the smallest

seems to be gettirg at loggerheads with a number of himself joftifiable in inzking that brutal and

corroborative circumstance, I cannot tell. Nebody democratic editors. He has quarrelled with the edi, else las ilicught of making such an assertion ; and

tor of the National Aegis, and he is now constantly malicious attack on Gen. Ilanilton, which

it cannot be supposed that H«It alone would be ac. wrangling with Mr. M.Corkle, editor of the Freewas fuficiently noticel in our last. quainted with the fact, if it wcre true. The names

man's Fournal, a democratic paper published in Phi. of the persons said to be challenged are not mention ladelphia. Duane is not even willing that M.Corbike Holt, bike "a bog in a forrer garden," continues ed. We are not told where ard when they wero should receive so much as one moutlıful of the loaves his attempts to root up, trample down and destroy challenged, nor where they now reside. If such men and fishes of public patronage. No! he wants them qualities and virtues the value of which he knows exist, let them be named. Let them stard forth and all for his own dear selfnot how to apprecia'e. He is not content with de support the charge. It ihis is not done, it may fair. • For he that has but in pulence, Farning Hamilton alone; brit he extends bis attack 1y be inferred that the whole of the story is a l'e:esta “ To all things has a fair preier.ce." jo the right reverend Bishop Morre and the rever, ble calur.any. But Holt says, ke " dare presume to

say,

cerns.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

can, it would seem that its editor, S. Morse, and Du. the lame of Gen. Hamilton made its ap In a conversation which I had with Mr. ane are not the best of friends. Morse says that

pearance, several of his fubfcribers have Scheiffelin 0: Saturday last he told me that “ not every one has seen Duane as much, or marked withdrawn their patronage.

the pistol, when the accident happened, him as well, as he has." And that " Duane is a

had the usual charge of powder; he menman incapable of supporting bigb prosperity. It has

cioned a middling lized thimble full. intoxicated him.” Morse « foresaw this when he

The following fact is copied from the was with him.” We think there is but little danger American Cruzen, and is given as lupple.

Di. Burrows has the ball in his pofTef. of Ligh prosperity intoxica:ing Morse ; if there should

lion. The netting and the ribs of the mentary to the statement in our last, conbe, we would recommend to him to send immediate

stocking are very diflinétly mpressed upon cerning the death of Gen. Hamilton

it. ly to his fellow labourer in iniquity, Charles Holt,

This is a proot of the resistibility of for relief, as he is not apt to be much intoxicated

The following paragraph, taken from a

the silk. Now for the application of these with bigla prosperity.

London paper, appeared in the Morning facts.

Chronicle of this city about a month ago. It is fatisfa£torily established that, preHere is Morse's paragraph :

A fingular circumstance." A pistol vious and fubfequent to the acceptance of " Citizen Duane will acknowledge that loaded, was fired inadvertantly against a the challenge, Mr. Burr was in the daily I am not guilty of the sin of ingratitude in young woman, in Manchester; the bal! habit of shooting at a mark. On the 4 h publishing the following estraet of a letter struck against her breaft, but having a silk | July, (after the challenge was aecepica from a republican of integrity and stand. || handkerchief on, it did her no other in ne dined with the Cincinnati Socieiy in ing not a ihousand miles from Philadel jury than produce a violent contüfion. company with General Hamilton. There phia. After mentioning the denounce.

This produced the following wager ; that is every reason to believe that, before he ment of several republicans in the Aurora a ball would not penetrate a dog if corer. leti home in the forenoon of that day, he whose worth and integrity are as much fu. ed with a filk handkerchiet. The trial

The trial practised Mooting at a mark in his garden. perior to Duane's as his to James Thomp was made along shore, Dear Liverpool a Every member of the Society st marked son Callender's, to say the least, the letter few days ago, with success, and although | when he entered, the auferity of his adds, " Duane appears to be a man inca. repeated several times, produced no other countenance, which was prelerved during pable of supporting high prosperity. It effe&t than bruising the part where the ball the day. Gen. Hamilion was clicertul, has intoxicated him." This 'I foresaw

hit. Singular as this may appear, we are and favoured the society with several when I was with hiin. His public favors assured by our informant, that it is a fa&tlongs. to the editor of the Georgia Republican and that no ball will. penetrate a body Nothing can more clearly manifest the induces that editor to say, not every one clothed with a filk garment.

desperate purpose of Mr. Burr than this has seen Duane as much, or marked him

We have an instance in our own city | daily pracice, especially when we confid. as well as

S. MORSE."
corroborative of these facts.

er how sensible he muft have been that

About a fortnight ago, several gentle. | Gen. Hamilton was dragged into the in. If Selleck Osborn wishes an explanation of all the

men went over to Brooklyn to shoot at a terview. four following lines (from my song for the 4th of mark for a trifling wager.

Mr. E. L. Mr. Burr, however, was not only in. Jaly) he shall be gratified; but the two first alone

Schieffelin, Druggist in Pearl.street, was tent upon calculations of certainty as to seem to require but little explanation :one of the company. The parties stood

the life of his antagonist, but also as to the " And though an upstart chief may claim ten paces from the target. Mr. Schieffe- prelervation of his own. The laurels by those heroes gain'd ;

lin had fired several times with accuracy. The extra£t from the London paper Tho' kaaves may strive to blast their fame, He again took his position to fire. His

above quoted, in regard to the resistibility And tho' their mem'ry be prophan'd." piftol was loaded as usual, and, while

of folk, appeared in the Morning Chronwaiting for the word, hung pendant, with

icle about ten days previous to the fatal A SMALL LIE. The muzzle below the knee; the ball, of

interview, We know that Mr. Burr course, was not more than twenty inches | pradlised shooting at a mark, but we are In the American Mercury of the 9:h from the foot; in this position the pistol

not sure ibat the Morning Chronicle quo. inst. under the head of “Republican Ad. was accidentally fired. The ba'l ftruck

tation was “put" into his hands and ihat dress," a certain document is republished, the top of the foot near the anede. Sur.

he tried the experiment of shooting at lilk which, the writer says, appeared in the gical aid was obtained. Dr. Burrows was

in order to ascertain how he could belt the professional gentleman fent for. Balance. No such document was ever

preserve himlelt from the ball of his ilMr. Schieffelin had on ordinary ribbed

lustrious vi&tim, in case he fired. Facis, publilhed in this paper. I cannot see the white fik stockings. 0: examining the lowever, warrant conje&tures very unsause of printing such bare-faced fibs. wound it was discovered, that although the

vorable to Mr. Burr. ball entered the foot about halt an inch,

After the challenge was accepted Mr. It is not more than three or four weeks not a thread of the Rocking was broken!

Burr wrote a note to his Tailor, Mr. Fransince I predicted, that the honest and candid The impetus given to the ball extended the threads where it hit, but the flocking him a filk coat (having already the under

cis Davis, requesting that lie would make portion of Holt's readers, would by de.

was as wholly unbroken as if the accident grees grow weary of the consant repeti. had not happened. The part which the

garments of silk,) by Monday evening, tion of falshood which he is weekly crowd. ball hit was forced into the foot and made home it would be of no me, as on Tuel

and adding that unless it was then brought a sort of a bag for it. After separation day morning by four o'clock he was to ing into their hands, and that they would,

from the stocking by cutting, the piece in time, abandon him to his fate, &c. I

leave town! Special directions were given or the bag, it I may so express mysell) now find that my predi&tion is already ful and the ball were taken out together. í

to make the coat unusually large. li was

made according to order and delivered to filling ; and I mention the fact with the have now in my possession the part of the

Mr. Barr on Monday evening. In this more satisfaction, because it discovers in stocking which the ball Aruck, and which

coat, which was black, he killed Gen, some of my political opponents, a regard any one may fee by calling at the office.

Hamilton. The circumierence of the ball is distinctly for decency and decorum, which is highly markcă upon it ; but within this there is

* The duc ras fought on the f.llc ring Wed! honorable. Since Holt's base a::ack on not the lead fracture of the flocking,

diesday

IN

I

in ornamenting his new house. The bill

Vamilton. was presented for payment. While one hand was extended with the money, a poor old man jogged the other elbow, FROM THE BOSTON REPERIORY. and begged for a few cents.

The beg. gar was kicked out of doors.

The following Sketch* was prepared immediately MENTOR. after the death of the ever to be lamented HAM.

ILTON, and was lately read to a select company
Agricultural.

mazza
Pastatomas

of friends, at whose desire it is published :

THERE are so many persons, who, EXTRACT.

Miscellany. from various caules, poffels only a super

ficial knowledge of the character of emi. NEW INVENTION OF PREPARING FLAX

FOR THE BALANCE.

nent men, that, it is to be expected, the TO LOOK LIKE COTTON OR SILK.

extraordinary marks of grief manifested by

the public, on the death of General Ham. MR. EDITOR,

ilton, will to some appear strange and to N France, M. Lebrun has inven.

others exceflive. America, they may say, ted a new method of preparing hemp and

HAVE copied the following has produced many great men--some are flax. by which he gives these raw materials small paragraph from a stray leaf of an Ox

small paragraph from a stray leaf of an Oxo || dead, and others remain alive. Why then an appearance perfectly new, and obtains ford Magazine, which was published in the

should we mourn, as if with a sense of from them a kind of cotton and silk thread.

year 1774, and which had got almost de desolation and surprise, for a loss, that by He begins with the low, the moment it faced by the bad usage it had received, I the lot of human nature, has already be. leaves the hands of the cultivator and think it is not altogether inapplicable to

come familiar, and why mourn lo much, communicates to it either the soft and some of the “ over-heated" politicians of

as if all was lost, when we have so many adhesive nature of cotton or a brilliancy | the present day, who, " by the strengih great men lelt? resembling that ot filk.-This preparation, of their attachment to their party, discov.

But although General Hamilton has, for for every purpose of utility or taste, is fu.

er the weakness, if not total demolition of some years, withdrawn from public office perior to imported cotton, as it easily af. their intellects.” If you think it de

to the Bar, and has been, in some meas, fumes and retains any colour of which it | serving, please to give it a place in your

ure, out of the view and contemplation of may be dyed, and by the labour of a few truly federal paper.

his countrymen, there was nevertheless a individuals, a thousand pounds of tow

Q. fplendour in his character that could not be may be converted into cotton in twenty

contraEted within the ordinary sphere of four hours. A second preparation gives

his employments,

From the OXFORD MAGAZINE. the tow all the fineness and brilliancy of

It is with really great men as with great texture that has hitherto been peculiar to

" THOSE who are over-heated in fa

literary works, the excellence of both is filk. vour of a faction may with some propriety their impression. The public has not sud,

best tested by the extert and durableness of be compared to the unhappy persons whose denly, but after an experience of ave and

understandings are disordered by the fury | twenty years, taken tha: impreslion of the monitorial.

of a fever. There are undoubtedly many just celebrity of Alexander Hamilton, that people who, by the strength of their at.

nothing but his extraordinary intrinsic tachment to their party, discover the weakTo aid the cause of virtue and religion.

merit could have made, and Nilllefs, could ness, it not total demolition of their intel. lects ; and who talk and aêt as if they were

have made so deep and maintained fo long.

In this case, it is safe and correct to judge FOR THE BALANCE. not in their present senses, Perfe&ion, by effe&ts. We sometimes calculate the

indeed, cannot fairly be looked for in any height of a mountain by measuring the

human creature; but we may surely hope length of its fhadow.
« Sooner, alas ! will pride new gil: her coach,
Than bid the warning faggot blaze around

to find, even in a party-man, a tolerable
share of common sense. We often see,

It not a party, for party diftinctions, 10 The hearth where chill necessity residęs.'!

che honor of our citizens be it said, are however, that those who are under the

confounded by the event ; it is a nation dominion of party-spirit, conduet them.

:bat weeps for its bereavement. We weep HERE is ton much truth in selves with as little discretion as if the

as the Romans did over the alhes of Gerthese lines. Could one hundredth part of the moon had given a shock to their brains, manicus.

manicus. It is a thoughtful, foreboding money, expended in inę most useless man and prove themselves, by their deviations forrow that takes pofleflion of the heart

, ner by the proud and rich, be applied to

from prudence, more fit for St. Luke's and links it with no counterfeited heaviness. the necesaries of the poor, thousands of than St. James's."

It is here proper and not invidious to people who now pine in wretchedness and

remark, that as ihe emulation cxcited by want, might be rendered comfortable and

conducting great affairs commonly trains happy : But “prede'must new gild her

FRIENDSHIP.

and exhibits great talents, it is feldom the coach ;" and until this is done, liecle does

cale that the faireft and soundet judgment the regard the crios of " chill necajity.WHAT is friendship? an interchange of a great man's merit is to be gained, ex. Mr. Heartless is extremely rich, He of affection and services, founded on vir- clufively, from his associates in counsel or lives in great iplendor, and annually tue, and the fympathy of louls. Deprive action. Persons of conspicuous merit are, squanders large fums for luxuries ; but Society of this reciprocal benevolence, and themseves not unfrequerily, bad judges and he never exiends the hand of charity. - you break every tie ; for man depends on He had just expended an hundred pounds man.

* Ascribed to the Honorable FISHER ANES.

T

still worse witnesses on this point : often rivets them to a closer contemplation 11 ed to him below praise, and such were his rivals, lometimes enemies, almost always li ot those resplendent virtues that are now habits and, such his nature, that the peunjust, and still oftener envious or cold ; | loft, except to 'memory, and there they cuniary temptations, which many others the opinion they give to the public, as well will dwell forever. !

can only with great exertion and Telt de as those they privately form for themselves, That writer would deserve the fame of a nial relit, had no attractions for him. are, of course, dilcoloured with the hue | public benefactor, who could exhibit the

public benetactor, who could exhibit the He was very far from obstinate. Yet as of their prejudices and resentments. character of Hamilton with the truth and his friends affailed his opinions with lels

But the body of the people, who cannot force that all who intimately knew him profound thought than he had devoted to feel a spirit of rivalship towards those whom conceived it: this example would then them, they were seldom shaken by disthey see elevated by nature and education

take the fame ascendant a's his talents. Il cussion. He detended them, however, so far above their heads, are more equita- || The portrait alone, however exquisitely with as much mildness as force, and evinble, and, supposing a competent time and finished could not inspire genius where it ced that, if he did not yield, it was not opportunity for information on the subject, is not, but if the world should again have for want of gentleness or modelly. more intelligent judges. Even party ran.

poffeffion of fo 'rare a gift, it might awa. • The tears that flow on this fond recital cour, eager to maim the living, rcorns to ken it where it sleeps, as by a spark from will never dry up. My heart, penetrated Arip the Nain. The most hoftile passions | heaven's own altar : tor, surely, it there with the remembrance of the'man, grows are soothed or baffled by the fall of their is any thing like divinity in man, it is in liquid as I write, and I could pour it out antagonist. Then, if not fooner, the very his admiration of virtue.

like water. I could weep too for my multitude will fairly decide on character, But who alive can exbibit this portrait ? | country, which, mournful as it is, does according to their experience of its im- || !! our age on that fuppofition more fruit. not know the halt of its lofs. It deeply pression, and as long as virtue, not un. ful than any other, had produced two Ham. || laments, when it turns its eyes back, and frequently for a time obfcured, is ever re iltons, one of them might then have de. sees what Hamilton was; but my soul fpe&table when distin@ly seen, they can | piated the other. To delineate genius one Atiffens with despair when I think what not withhold, and they will not stint their mus feel its power. Hamilton, and be Hamilton would have been. admiration.

alone with all its inspiration, could have His social affe&tions and his private virIf then the popular estimation is ever to transfused its whole tervid foul into the

tues are not, however, so properly the obbe taken for the true one, the uncommon. pi&ture, and swelled its lineaments into | jeet of public attention as the conspiculy profound public sorrow, for the death life. The writer's mind, expanding with

ous and commanding qualities that gave of Alexander Hamilton, sufficiently ex his own enthusiasm, and glowing with him his fame and influence in the world. plains and vindicates itself. He had not ll kindred fires, would then have stretched

It is not as Apollo, enchanting the shepmade himself dear to the passions of the to the dimension of bis subject.

herds with his lyre, it is as Hercules, multitude by condescending, in defiance Such is the infirmity of human nature, treacherously flain in the midlt of his unot bis honor and conscience, to become it is very difficult for a man, who is great. finished labours, leaving the world overtheir instrument. He is not lamented be ly the superior of his associates, to pre run with monsters, that we most deeply cause a skiltul fratterer is now mute for. serve their friendship without abatement. deplore him. ever. It was by the practice of no art; by Yet though Hamilton could not pullibly

His early life we pass over-Thongh wearing no disguise, it was not by accident, conceal his superiority, he was so little in

his heroic spirit, in the army, has furnishnor by the levity nor profligacy of party, clined to display it, he was so much at

ed a theme, that is dear to patriotism and but in despite of its malignant misrepresen: ease in its posle slion, tha: no jealousy or will be sacred to glory. tation, it was by bold and inflexible ad envy chilled his bofom when his friends

In all the different stations in which a herence to truth, by loving his country obtained praise; he was indeed, so entire. better than bimselt, preferring its interest tu ly the friend of his friends, To magnani.

life of active usefulness bas placed him, its favor, and serving it, when it was un mous, fo superior, or more properly, lo

we find him not more remarkably distin. willing and unthanktul, in a manner that infen Gble to all exclusive selfilhneis oli

guished by the extent than by the variety no other person could, that, he rose, and spirit, so frank, so ardent yet so little over

and verlatility of his talents. In every

place, he made it apparent that no other the true popularity, the homage that is paid bearing, so much trusted, admired, be. to viriue, followed him. It was not in loved, almost adored, that his power over

man could have filled it so well, and, in the power of party or envy to pull him their affeétions was entire and lasted thro'

umes of critical importance, in which down, but he rose, as it some force of his life. We do not believe that he left

alone he desired employment, his services and attraction drew him to the skies. He rose any worthy man his foe who had ever been

were justly deemed indispensable. As See and the very prejudice that could not bis friend. Men of the most clevated

cretary of the Treasury, his was the pow. reach, was. at lengļh almost ready to adore minds have not always the readiest dis.

erful spirit that presided over ile Chaos; bin. cernment of character. Perhaps he was

Confusion heard his voice and wild uproar It is indeedino imagined wound that in. sometimes 100 sudden and too lavish in

Stood ruledflies so keen an anguish. Since the news beftowing his confidence: his manly fpir Indeed, in organizing the Federal of his death, the novel and itrange events it, disdaining artifice, fufpected none;

gove

ernment in 1789, every man of either of Eorope have fucceeded each other un but while the power of his friends over sense or candour will allow, the diffi. regarded, the nation has been enchained to him seemed to have no limits, and really

him seemed to have no limits, and really culties seemed greater than the first rate aits subject, and broods over its grief, had none, in respeet to ihose things which bilities could surmount. The event has which is more deep than eloquent; which. were of a nature to be yielded, no man, thewn that his abilities are greater than though dumb, can make it lelt feit with not the Roman Cato himself; was more chose difficulties. He furmounted them, out utterance, and which does not merely inflexible on every point that touched, or and W-shirgton's adininistration was the país, but, like an electrical fhock, at the only seemed to touch, integrity and hon most wife and beneficient, the most prolfarne instant smites and astonilhes, as it our. With bim, it was not enough to be perous, and ought to be the most popular palles from Georgia, to Newham; hire. insuspected, bis bosom would have glow., that ever was entrusted with the affairs of

There is a kind of force put upon our ed like a furnace at its own whispers of a nation. Gieat as was Wuligan's thoughts by this difaller that detains and reproach. Alere purity would have seeminerit, muci of it in plan, much in exc.

4

No man I]. Unparalleled as they were, they were

ciition, will of course devolve upon his live by the love and reverence which it is no doubt that, being conscious of his minifter.

was ever apparent, he profoundly cherish. powers, he desired glory, which to mo As a Lawyer, his compreensive genius ed for it in his own. While patriotism

While patriotism meo is too inaccessible to be an objeết of reached the principles of his profession; || glowed in his heart, wisdom blended in desire. But, feeling his own force, and he compated its extent, he fathomed its his speech, her authority with her charms. that he was tall enough to reach the top of prosound, perhaps even more faciliarly Sich also is the character of his wri. Pindus or of Helicon, he longed to deck and easily than the ordinary rules of its tings. . Judicioully colleted, they wil be

his brow with the wreath of inimortality, praétice. With most men, law is a trade, a public treasure...

A vulgar ambition could as little compre. with him it was a science..

No man ever more dildained duplicity,hend as sa:isty. his views : he thirsted only As a Statesman, he was not more dir. or carried frankness further than lie. This for that famé that virtue would not bluh tinguished by the great extent of his views gave to his political opponents fome tem 10 confer; nor time to convey to the end than by the caution with which he provid porary advantages ; and currency to some of his course. ed against impedimenis, and the watch. popular prejudices, which he would have ...The only ordinary distinction to which fulness of his care over right ana the li. lived down, if his death had "not prema. we confels he did aspire was military, beriy of the subje&t. In none of the turely dispelled them. He knew that fac and for that, in the event of a foreign mpany revenue bills, which he framed, cions have ever in the end prevailed in tree war, he would have been solicitions. He though Committees reporied them, is States, and as he saw no fecurity, and who undoubtedly discovered the predominance there to be found a single clause that la. living can see any adequate, against the of a soldier's feelings, and all that is honor vours of desporic power; not one that the deftru&tion of that liberty which he loved, in the character of a foldier, was at home sagest champions of law and liberty would and for which he was ever ready to devote in his heart. His early education was in on that ground, hesitate to approve and his life, he spoke at all times according to the camp, there the first fervours of his adopt.

his anxious forebodings, and his enemies genius were poured forth, and his earliest li is rare that a man who owes so much interpreted all he said according to the sup. and most cordial friend!hips formed. There 10 nature delcends to seek more from in posed interest of their party.

he became enamoured with glory and was duftry. But he seemed to depend on in. But he ever extorted confidence even admitted to its embrace. dustry as if nature had done nothing for when he most provoked opposition. It was Those who knew him beft, and especial. hin. His habits of investigation were impossible to deny that he was a patriot

patriot- | ly in the army, will believe that if occavery remarkable ; his mind seemed to and such a patriot, as secking neither pop

fion had called him forth, he was qualilled cling to his fubjeét till he had exhausted it. ularity nor office, without artifice, without beyond any man of the age, to dilplay the Hence the uncommon superiority of his meannels, the bed Romans in their best || talents of a great General. reasoning powers, a superiority that seein days would have admitted to citizenship It may be very long before our country ed to be augmented from every source, and to the Consulate. Virtue fo rare, so will want such military talents. It will proand to be fortified by every auxiliary; pure, fo bold, by its very purity and excel. || bablay be much longer before it will jearning, taste, wit, imagination and elo. lence, inspired suspicion, as a prodigy. again possess them. quence. These were embellished and en. His enemies judged of him by them; Alas, the great man who was at all times forced by his temper and manners, by his felves. So splendid and arduous were his

lo much the ornament of our country, and fame and his virtues. It is difficuli, in services, they could not find it in their so exclusively fitted in its extremily to be the midst of such various excellence, to hearts to believe they were disinterefed. its champion, is withdrawn to a purer and íay in what particular ihe effeet of his

more tranquil region. greatness was not manifeft.

nevertheless no other wile requited than We are left to endless labours and asamore promptly discerned truth, no man by the applause of all good men, and by vailing regrets. inore ciearly displayed it; it was not mere. his own enjoyment of the spectacle of that Such honors Ilion'to her hero paid, ly made vi Gble, it seemed to come bright national prosperity and confideration, which Aild peaceful slept the mighty Hector's shade. withillumination from his lips. But prompt was the effe&t of them. After facing ca. Our Troy has lost her Hector. and clear as he was, fervid as Demoi. lumny and triumphantly surmounting an The mut subftantial glory of a country henes, like Cicero full of resource, he || unrelenting perfecution, he retired from is in its various great men. Its prosperity was not less remarkable for the copiour office, with clean though empty hands, as will depend upon its docility to learn from pels and completeness of his argument, rich as reputation and an unblemished in their example. That nation is lated to ig. that left little for cavil and nothing for tegrity could make him.

nominy and servitude, for which such doubt. Some men take their strongest ar. Some have plaufibly, though erroneous men have lived in vain. Power may

be gument as a weapon, and use no other. ly, inferred from the great extent of his feized by a nation that is yet barbarous, But he left nothing to be inquired for

abilities that his ambiton was inordinate. and wealth in ay be enjoyed by one that it more-nothing to be answered. He not This is a mittake. Such men as kave a finds or renders sordidihe one is the gift only disarmed his adversaries of their pre painful conciousness that their fations

and the sport of accident, and the other is texis and objections, but he fripped them happen to be far more exalted then their

the sport of power. Both are mutable, and of all excuse for having urged them; he talents are generally the moft ambitious, have passed away without leaving behind confounded and fubdued as well as con Hamilton, on the contrary, though he had them

any

other 'memorial than ruins that vinced. He indemnified them, however, many competitors, had no rivals; for he effend taste and eraditions that baffle conby making his discussion a complete map did not third for power, nor would he, jeture. But the glory of Greece is imof his subject, fo that his opponents might as it was well known, descend to office. | perishable, or will last as long as learning indeed feel ashamed of their mifiukes but Of course, he suffered no pain from it felf, which is its monument. It ftrikes they could not repeat them. In fact, it envy when bad men rose, though he felt an everlasting rout and bears perennial blo. was no common effort that could preferve anxiety ior the public. He was perfe&ly foms on its grave. The nanie of Hamil

. a really able antagonist from becoming his content and at eale in privace life. Of what ion would not have diffonoured Greece, , convert. For, the truth, which his re was he air bitinus ? not of wealth. No man in the age of Arifiides. May Heaven, searches so diftin&tly presented to the un. helj icheaper. Was it of popularity i the guardian of our liberty, gran, that derstanding of others, was rendered al. That weed of the dunghill, he knew, when

our country may be fruitfulci Hamil:ons uft irresistibly commanding and inprel. I rankelt, was ecaret 10 withering. There and faithful to ibeir glory.

« ПретходнаНастави »