letter to the editor

Wisdom is timeless

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 4:30pm

Dear Editor:

From A. Hamilton to G. Washington, 1792:

“When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents ... is seen to mount the hobbyhorse of popularity - to join in the cry of danger to liberty - to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government and bringing it under suspicion - to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day - It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may “ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”

Wisdom is timeless.

Ellen H. McDonald

Boothbay