Inspired by c1over’s discovery of the published fanfiction, and because serious historical research:
10. ‘But Laurens, the “young Bayard of the Revolution,” fresh from the colleges and courts of Europe, a man so handsome that, we are told, people experienced a certain shock when he entered the room, courtly, accomplished to the highest degree, of flawless character, with a mind as noble and elevated as it was intellectual, and burning with the most elevated patriotism,—he took Hamilton by storm, capturing judgement as well as heart, and loving him as ardently in return.’ - The Conqueror
9. ‘As Hamilton reached his own door a voice at the step called him, and he turned and confronted Colonel Burr.
“I have been waiting for you, Mr. Hamilton,” said the junior Senator from New York; “the opportunity we had at Doctor Priestley’s suggested many things of mutual advantage.”’ - Mrs. Reynolds and Hamilton: A Romance
8. ‘Colonel Burr drew his chair nearer Colonel Hamilton ; they were nearly evenly sized, both of military shoulders and erect carriage, both of delicate frame and limbs, both sinewy, both intellectual.
Burr was the more beautiful, with the rich tints of the black serpent, that a child would covet to take up, as a man would not.
As he unfolded his plans it seemed to Hamilton like the unfolding of glittering coils, and the Minister of Washington watched Burr’s dark splendor with blue eyes.’ - MRAH:AR
7. ‘“That is strange,” said Hamilton, still looking respectfully at his visitor.” I joined his staff soon after you left it, and remained there four years, and then parted from Washington in anger; but he gave me the forlorn hope at Yorktown, and called me to his Cabinet.”
Colonel Burr raised his eyelids, and looked at Hamilton with penetration wreathed in a smile.
“He didn’t detect you in any amour, did he ?”’ - MRAH:AR
6. ‘But Hamilton quickly forgot Mrs. Arnold in his sympathy and admiration for the unfortunate André. He conceived a quick and poignant friendship for the brilliant accomplished young Englishman, with the dreamy soft face of a girl, and a mettle which had brought him to destruction.’ - The Conqueror
5. ‘Aaron Burr looked at Hamilton with a directness and penetration he never repeated but once again in this world; it was his last suspicion of Hamilton’s entire candor.
“Well,” said he, finally, “I suppose it is like love, and can see no defects. But we are to outlive all these people and descend to the middle of the coming century. Our combinations must be made with long foresight.’ - MRAH:AR
4 ‘Madison had the brain of a statesman, energy and persistence in crises, immense industry, facility of speech, a broad contempt for the pretensions and mean bickerings of the States, and a fairly national outlook. As Hamilton would have said, he “thought continentally.” But he lacked individuality. He was too patriotic, too sincere to act against his principles, but his principles could be changed by a more powerful and magnetic brain than his own, and the inherent weakness in him demanded a stronger nature to cling to. It happened that he and Hamilton, when they met again in Congress, thought alike on many subjects, and they worked together in harmony from the first; nevertheless, he was soon in the position of a double to that towering and energetic personality, and worshipped it. In their letters the two young men sign themselves, “yours affectionately,” “yours with deep attachment,” which between men—I suppose—means something. So noticeable was Madison’s devotion to the most distinguished young man of the day, and a few years later so absorbed was he into the huge personality of his early friend’s bitterest enemy, that John Randolph once exclaimed in wrath, “Madison always was some great man’s mistress—first Hamilton’s, then Jefferson’s.’ - The Conqueror.
3. Burr: ‘I have a hold in South Carolina, and intend to strengthen it; if we could agree, I can also hold the State of New York; for I am a politician like Jefferson, and make no pretence to economics and finance, where you are supreme. My bailiwick is the city of New York, where I am the first organizing politician under the Federal Constitution, and it will soon determine the whole States. Let us join; I will be your politician, you shall be my statesman.”’ - MRAH:AR
2. ‘In the autumn Hamilton received the second of those heavy blows by which he was reminded that in spite of his magnetism for success he was to suffer like other mortals. Laurens was dead—killed in a petty skirmish which he was so loath to miss that he had bolted to it from a sick-bed. Hamilton mourned him passionately, and never ceased to regret him. He was mercurial only among his lighter feelings. The few people he really loved were a part of his daily thoughts, and could set his heartstrings vibrating at any moment. Betsey consoled, diverted, and bewitched him, but there were times when he would have exchanged her for Laurens. The perfect friendship of two men is the deepest and highest sentiment of which the finite mind is capable; women miss the best in life.’ - The Conqueror
1. “It is not easy for one of my confidence and descent,”resumed Aaron Burr, with heightened energy but even a quieter tone, “to make the concession I have made to you - that you are my master in political science. It should be otherwise, for my mother’s father had the greatest head since Calvin. Permit me to recoup myself with the conceit that I am your master in the manipulation of the multitude.”
“There you are Pericles himself. Colonel Burr.”
Colonel Burr inclined his head and grew more considerate, almost fond.
“Not that you do not possess a sweeping ken of the springs of human motive, Hamilton, and can incline the exalted and considerate to your purpose. Who else went to Washington a boy, and now guides him like a man?” - MRAH:AR