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Senator North

Gertrude Atherton

When, Mr. President, a man, however eminent in other pursuits and whatever claims he may have to public confidence, becomes a member of this body, he has much to learn and much to endure. Little does he know of what he will have to encounter. He may be well read in public affairs, but he is unaware of the difficulties which must attend and embarrass every effort to render what he may know available and useful. He may be upright in purpose and strong in the belief of his own integrity, but he cannot even dream of the ordeal to which he cannot fail to be exposed; of how much courage he must possess to resist the temptations which must daily beset him; of that sensitive shrinking from undeserved censure which he must learn to control; of the ever recurring contest between a natural desire for public approbation and a sense of public duty; of the load of injustice he must be content to bear even from those who should be his friends; the imputations on his motives; the sneers and sarcasms of ignorance and malice; all the manifold injuries which partisan or private malignity, disappointed of its object, may shower upon his unprotected head. All this, if he would retain his integrity, he must learn to ear unmoved and walk steadily onward in the path of public duty, sustained only by the reflection that time may do him justice; or if not, that his individual hopes and aspirations and even his name among men should be of little account to him when weighed in the balance of a people of whose destiny he is a constituted guardian and defender. —WILLIAM PITT FESSENDEN Miss Betty Madison embarks on an adventure in Washington and has much to learn before she can enjoy the triumph of success. (Summary from Foreward )

When, Mr. President, a man, however eminent in other pursuits and whatever claims he may have to public confidence, becomes a member of this body, he has much to learn and much to endure. Little does he know of what he will have to encounter. He may be well read in public affairs, but he is unaware of the difficulties which must attend and embarrass every effort to render what he may know available and useful. He may be upright in purpose and strong in the belief of his own integrity, but he cannot even dream of the ordeal to which he cannot fail to be exposed; of how much courage he must possess to resist the temptations which must daily beset him; of that sensitive shrinking from undeserved censure which he must learn to control; of the ever recurring contest between a natural desire for public approbation and a sense of public duty; of the load of injustice he must be content to bear even from those who should be his friends; the imputations on his motives; the sneers and sarcasms of ignorance and malice; all the manifold injuries which partisan or private malignity, disappointed of its object, may shower upon his unprotected head. All this, if he would retain his integrity, he must learn to ear unmoved and walk steadily onward in the path of public duty, sustained only by the reflection that time may do him justice; or if not, that his individual hopes and aspirations and even his name among men should be of little account to him when weighed in the balance of a people of whose destiny he is a constituted guardian and defender. —WILLIAM PITT FESSENDEN Miss Betty Madison embarks on an adventure in Washington and has much to learn before she can enjoy the triumph of success. (Summary from Foreward )
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

When, Mr. President, a man, however eminent in other pursuits and whatever claims he may have to public confidence, becomes a member of this body, he has much to learn and much to endure. Little does he know of what he will have to encounter. He may be well read in public affairs, but he is unaware of the difficulties which must attend and embarrass every effort to render what he may know available and useful. He may be upright in purpose and strong in the belief of his own integrity, but he cannot even dream of the ordeal to which he cannot fail to be exposed; of how much courage he must possess to resist the temptations which must daily beset him; of that sensitive shrinking from undeserved censure which he must learn to control; of the ever recurring contest between a natural desire for public approbation and a sense of public duty; of the load of injustice he must be content to bear even from those who should be his friends; the imputations on his motives; the sneers and sarcasms of ignorance and malice; all the manifold injuries which partisan or private malignity, disappointed of its object, may shower upon his unprotected head. All this, if he would retain his integrity, he must learn to ear unmoved and walk steadily onward in the path of public duty, sustained only by the reflection that time may do him justice; or if not, that his individual hopes and aspirations and even his name among men should be of little account to him when weighed in the balance of a people of whose destiny he is a constituted guardian and defender. —WILLIAM PITT FESSENDEN Miss Betty Madison embarks on an adventure in Washington and has much to learn before she can enjoy the triumph of success. (Summary from Foreward )

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

16:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

19:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

16:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

12:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

17:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

18:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

15:06