Leisure Labors; Or, Miscellanies Historical, Literary, And Political

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJoseph Beckham Cobb

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... A REVIEW OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM H. CKAWFOKD. Among the public men of the past generation who may be styled representative characters, few stand higher on the list than William Hareis Crawfobd. His name and political character have been indelibly impressed on the history of the country, and long succeeding generations mil look to him as an eminent republican exemplar. His fame, therefore, will be permanent; but the remains of his public career, owing to his peculiar temperament and habits of life, are-singularly intangible, and belong entirely, as naturalists would say, to the fossil species. There was nothing in his private or public character to invite the gossipry of history--that surest method of emblazoning one's reputation. He did not belong to that class of politicians whom crowds follow and admire, of whom every penny writer has something to say, and whose journeys form one continuous and glaring pageant. He never acted for the multitude. If he had ambition to be great, it was of that elevated order that looked less to ephemeral popularity than to great and durable Sketch of the Life of William'H. Crawford. National Portrait Gallery. Philadelphia. 1839. results. When the ends for which he strove had been accomplished, he did not pause, like most other leading statesmen, to preserve the means of such accomplishment. History, therefore, is barren of his deeds, and perpetuates his name only. It is true that, now and then, as we wade through ponderous tomes of the national archives, we stumble on some majestic record of his genius that shines forth from the dreary waste with surpassing splendor; or that, like some towering column among ancient and unidentified ruins, unbroken by age and erect amidst the crumbled masses around, tells of a giant...

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... A REVIEW OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM H. CKAWFOKD. Among the public men of the past generation who may be styled representat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021723061X

ISBN - 13:9780217230612

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