Rawer, ruder political sensibilities exemplified in the surprise presidential candidacy of the obscure and unseasoned Gen.
Zachary Taylor would pass them by. He seems to have read every speech, scanned every debate, and perused every newspaper and pamphlet of the time. Yet The Great Triumvirate , though formidably detailed, conforms to a plan. Like the patterned landscape that emerges as one climbs the hairpin turns of an old-fashioned mountain road, the design gradually declares itself as one approaches the summit. Like three ancient insects, the three triumvirs would sting their last and die within months of this last intersectional bargain. We see them, now old and frail, tottering to the Senate in one last great effort to slay the dragon of disunion.
That being the regnant theory, legislative resources in the face of disunionist strains had their limits. Everyone knew that.
But Clay was determined to try; and the Compromise of was to be his last legislative masterpiece, though he became too ill to see it all the way to final passage. Calhoun and Webster joined him.
Calhoun, now far sunk in the metaphysics of sectionalism, was too frail to speak. He sat, a spectral figure, at his Senate desk while a younger colleague read his supportive speech. Henry Foote of Mississippi, was minted in this debate. Clay, as before, was grasping for that intersectional unionist majority that Whiggery had bound together at its zenith. It made little difference that, as has been often remarked, the sectional issues were essentially theoretical. As Sen.
And never mind that only two slaves were known to have been delivered up by New England under any fugitive slave law. The argument had become radicalized and polarized, and the more volatile for being in large part theoretical. There is justice in this.
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Yet judgment must be tempered with a keen awareness of this very frailty of human effort in the face of tragic forces and events. Perhaps it could only be mysticism. In any case, Merrill Peterson, far from scorning these three statesmen, has documented their struggles in a way that ennobles them and deepens our understanding.
Their generation was in the end unequal to its challenge. But perhaps any—and it is hard to imagine one more gifted in the political arts—would have been. Edwin M. Yoder Jr. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in From to he was professor of Journalism and humanities at Washington and Lee University. View cart Subscribe Login. How to Give Why Give?
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How to Give Store. The Great Triumvirate. Molded aspics are attested in Roman texts as fancy centerpieces.
I used to make a chicken aspic as a party piece once in a while when I was much younger. The principle is simple — lightly grease a fancy mould with a clear oil. Pour a thin layer of aspic in the mould and let it gel slightly. For my aspic I used a clarified stock plus the requisite amount of gelatin dissolved in the warmed stock.
Then put a decorative component on the bottom. Fill up the mould with meat, vegetables, or whatever, so that you have pretty layers — leaving a small gap between the filling and sides of the mould. Then fill up the mould with aspic and let set in the refrigerator, preferably overnight. Unmould by immersing the mould in warm water for a few minutes, being careful not to let the water flow into the mould. Place a serving plate on top of the mould, say a prayer, and invert. With luck it will come out clean. Serve immediately.
The following recipe is a translation which I have edited.
It gives you some ideas for what you might use as a filling. If I were to use this recipe I would place the dressing in the base of the mould. Put in the mortar celery seed, dry pennyroyal, dry mint, ginger, fresh coriander, seedless raisins, honey, vinegar, oil and wine; crush it together in order to make a dressing of it. Bury the mould in snow up to the rim; unmould, sprinkle with the above dressing and serve. Your Comment. Name required. E-mail required. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.