He was a human dartboard…
It pretty much is a giant TOLD YOU SO.
I am fully convinced that Beatty’s working title for it was “An Authentic Narrative of How This Jackass Insisted On Wearing All His Bling Into Battle Even Though I Said He Shouldn’t, and How I Had to Clean Up All the Mess Afterwards, Jesus Christ.”
Finally finished this bit of silliness for the art challenge on deviantArt! :)
Once again, the challenge was to redesign Sailor Moon’s outfit in honor of the new Sailor Moon Crystal series. It was fun and good practice.
Hamilton was undeniably capable of astounding, almost Herculean feats of industry. In little more than six months between mid-October 1787 and May 1788, he penned fifty-one of those Federalist papers who attribution is exclusive and fixed, averaging roughly two essays per week. The comparable number for Madison was fourteen, and a mere five for Jay. Indeed, on more than one occasion Hamilton’s feat of industry foiled his political foes. In early 1793 Republican partisans in the House and Senate passed resolutions questioning his management of the Treasury Department. The resolutions were introduced just over a month before Congress was to adjourn, and since the House had previously acknowledged that the thorough accounting necessary to clear Hamilton would entail at least nine months of work, the plan was clearly to have Congress adjourn with an unanswered charge of malfeasance hanging over his head. Much to their amazement and chagrin, Hamilton submitted seven separate reports to Congress in the following three weeks detailing every financial transaction the government had made over the previous two years. The resolutions were resoundingly defeated. Hamilton was vindicated.
Darren Staloff, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding (via publius-esquire)
I can just picture him starting another as soon as he is done with one, with the sun going up and down and up and down again outside his window and the stubs of twenty candles all around his papers, with huge reddish-blackish rings around his eyes…..
Just covered this in Canadian History. Oh memories….