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1859. Excerpt: ... Another suggestion--simply hideous, but on that
account the more alarming, because numbers will surely approve
it--is to "beautify" Mount Vernon with the monuments of "great"
men, that is, to turn it into a larger Congressional
burying-ground, where the member from Buncombe, who has been able
to accumulate a "pile" in California, may have it all converted
into marble, and placed above his relics, or the last successful
demagogue, killed in a brawl, may be sure of a pyramid at least,
contributed by kindred spirits. We would have the whole one grand
monument, --majestic, beautiful, living; we would not divide his
sacredness by the introduction even of the name we love best. If we
tolerated any accessory interest, --as particular sites must
undoubtedly be distinguished by appropriate designations, --we
would give to some beauteous eminence, that should command a view
of the whole, the name of the lady who originated the plan of the
memorial; and find, in some spot made beautiful alike by sun and
shade, by art and nature, room for an Everett Fountain. Further
than this, we could not be persuaded to go. Art. III.--1. History
of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke. By Thomas Macknight, Author
of" The Right Hon. B. D'lsraeli, M. P., a Literary and Political
Biography "; and " Thirty Years of Foreign Policy: a History of the
Secretaryships of the Earl of Aberdeen and Viscount Palmerston."
Vols. I. and II. London: Chapman and Hall. 1858. 8vo. pp. xxxi. and
527, 556. 2. The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honorable
EdMund Burke. A New Edition. London: Francis and John Rivington.
1852. 8 vols. 8vo. We welcome a new Life of Edmund Burke with much
satisfaction. When Dr. Bisset wrote, the materials for a thorough
and comprehensive survey of the subject were far less ...
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