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Elijah Bosley (1740-1841), by Sarah Miriam Peale, oil on canvas 73.66 x 62.23cm, painted circa 1825, private collection.

ElijahBosley is the nom de plume of a lawyer, writer, and student of political philosophy based in Virginia, USA. He publishes general interest articles on various topics including history, biography, and art criticism. Currently he is working on a book titled "The Spirit of Faction," exploring and updating James Madison's account in the Federalist Papers[1] of the deadliest danger to American democracy: partisan faction. The book will consider whether Madison's remedies are outdated; whether America is at risk and if so what we can do.

Under a separate nom de plume, FrederickFolger ⚓ (borrowed from a Baltimore privateer during the American Revolution) he posts maritime history articles.

In the words of Lord Shaftesbury: "[a] jest often decides weighty matters better and more forcibly than can asperity."[2]

  1. ^ James Madison, Alexander Hamilton & John Jay, The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States (1787-8) (New York: Random House Modern Library, Edward Mead Earle, ed.): Federalist 10 at 53-62 (considering evils of the spirit of faction and prospective remedies.)
  2. ^ Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury (1737). "Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, vol. 1". Online Library of Liberty. Retrieved 2014-01-23. External link in |work= (help)


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Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
I hereby award this Barnstar to ElijahBosley for his unshakable good humor in the face of opposition, as exemplified by this comment. Keep up the good work, and keep your spirits up! Nutiketaiel (talk) 14:33, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

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Here's a beer for your fine efforts on improving Wikipedia! Cheers! On behalf of all beer-loving Wikipedians, thank you for creating this excellent template! -- Orionisttalk 19:45, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

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I offer you a cup of coffee! The orthographic error is like a speck of dust on a beautiful picture: the careful eye depreciates the value of this framework.--Eumolpo (talk) 17:43, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
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for your exceptionally graceful response to my criticism of your Civility proposal. Tlhslobus (talk) 12:26, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
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I award you this barnstar in recognition of your fine long-term work and curation of Sweet Briar College, during the time it was a matter of ongoing legal and public complexity. Softlavender (talk) 07:40, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

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