You sure seemed like a willing participant for a while there.
He is thus an observer, witness, and participant in the incident, and the work is then complete."
Salvation was for the nation, and the individual was not necessarily participant in it.
Himself in public affairs, although no longer an active participant, and in all financial questions, especially in regard to the bank charter, the resumption of specie payments, and the panic of 1837, he exerted a powerful influence.
With painful dejection he awaited the end of this action, in which he regarded himself as a participant and which he was unable to arrest.