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6280. OPPOSITION, Of enemies.—

The clouds which have appeared for some
time to be gathering around us, have given
me anxiety lest an enemy, always on the
watch, always prompt and firm, and acting
in well-disciplined phalanx, should find an
opening to dissipate hopes, with the loss of
which I would wish that of life itself.—
To William Duane. Washington ed. v, 603.
(M. 1811)