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EuiTOltS AM 1'KOI'UIETOUS.
less thirst for renown, the grand incentive so much power. lie had not the compart, where
to all great toils or glorious deeds, lie w as j clean out , sententious brevity, which marked ultiniai
never depressed ly dele at. lie faced liid ; boutu of those the publics ranked as hi-, (o thei
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IXILIjAKn liri t la ii F"" "-fc-'-' - - . J u v. uv uimu "'" '- in. .11 tun j , "ni mij qucstiuti mill guam gieuillS OI was 1110 power tichlnu
ur uvJ tytal lur li.n x- nimuns, mm jiu.i.r. iiicpon niigiii- uu. in wneii most ovci - , 1101 unlit queliliy, also, inirouueing matter light break out t
Tlie Nrt'.C.iri.lnia V Ji ijf will lie ufl'orilcd to
.uln-nii. t.1 TWO lUl.l.AI.S in utiv.-iice, or
I. Milt Ul
h i, 1 . lis 1 t liiu 1 11.1 u( Hit vt-i. No I' M'tr will
uucoulmucil uiilil alt .irrc..r.,'f trc -nl,ix.
ci it . t tliv outiuii 11I tlie lisit.ii..
A :v rti.riiiciits inserted ot One Oolhir n-r square
111 liuca ur !, tout 'e, ''l'' ) '"' ""
1 ...n ..ml 'J.i ctnU liir e.oh t:...iliiiujin e.
the v.ill of tffi' people rnist bo thol least, not in public. The srreat rnrtv lead-' current support of the irontral cove rnmciit ; I object in his thoughts aud in his heart : but
ite law of the kind, mi uncertainty as I rr knew how to bide his time. lie bowed and Coii'-res.s was oemni witli m-Iii mes to his broad and extended rliilniithronv mi
le faced his; tome of those the public ranked as hi,, to their decision is apt to induce politicians : gracefully to tliu decision, threw himself squander it. Some of the States asserted ; braced the world. Kvtntiie tlcuraded Airi
lie taccl de- equals ; on the contrary, w itliout being dii- to wait and watch or indications of the cordially into tin: movement, and was still the nioii-trous hou sy 0f a title to all. within' can slav e,
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bo I I
iiu nli. unil Shi rii! ' S.I11. cli.irttit per by dirapioiiitinci,t
1 j- rymeiit can be mvte to cither.
I r,M,tiinntfr rc outhorircil to i:t ' ccrit.
C, the life and sn vi' if of Ilrnri Clay,
.lihrnfil in Che
Laiuks ami (Jknti.kmf.s :
U e have met to commemorate the life and
HTvice of Henry Clay. After a hn- life,
liter a Ioiil', useful and illustrious c:i
r,.r he has"paH.si.d away. The fery aud
....irln.r oitirit. whoe CMthly 1
!; M tnii. Ins :t length sunk ire-t
N. ithi-r prai-e nor cti-urc can now reach
j,;,,,. When his hiiu-hly foul pa I away
ft ,ii, the earth, end the prave clo.ed over
L; du-t, it a'"'J cntonibi d in its dark and
rnrrow ehimber the bitt. rue-s of detnie-
ntnl ttlR ti.-er ireinij .
h be had i-o lou wn-t.cl. I'.-atn
iM.iwcil In - tiauie ami Lurtii-lii l ins
it in tlie memory of his 101111-
111 t ii'
lieur dcpicsi-ed by defeat. lie
ciii-imck, no laceu lortuim, ami lie laccl Ue- equals ; on the contrary, without tcin- ilii- to wait aud watch or liulientions of the cordially into tin: movement, and was still the moii-trous hciv-ey 0f a title to all, within can lao, sepiirated from his own race by
lent, with tlx: Mime Uauntiew licuit, ami tlie ; lu.-c, he uliouudud in eu.-odcs ; In: intro- proliable result. Tin timid timeservcr will the recognized thief of the host which inn- their limits, by riKht of their soccrciirnt y. a wide and imnaable euif, found in him a
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u.i.Um. 1 ;" ."i" i" e, uui-c.i iiiuv.1 iii.iiier ueniiii ujioii 111, point, icar 10 move ; ne wii mar 10 tae yroumJ tcreit umler tlie banner of another. I is JToj oMtions lor irrants to States, companies weil-wi.-ln-r to Ins moral and mei.ta t utu.
ion until onie pleams ot was the power behind ll? throne, creater aud individuals were rife in each hall, and, tion, wheu it could occur safely in adiffcrcnt
from VIC Iliads of the ncoldf. than the tlirmn. it-. .If Knur i-ur. ult.r. rirobablv. Iiv no ntlier tunn mi.nl. nnnlil it land Hint niidllicr I'liiin. U Ii,t,.v..i- .,),i-im.,1
Willi taiumiiy ; when imtreil ra'eil ; wl.ieli (Ji I not much help on the rpic.-tiou in to i-liow limi tnc proUille path to si-.fety. wirds. he reaped tlie fruit of hU prudence have been po-sihle to rescue mid preserve, 1 freedom found a votary, that votary nut in
t ayaiiir-t bis person ; and he was mot hand, lie abounded in the liruuieiituui ad l'ears. mis. iviicrs. litrertaintv as to liw..r. uml hi r,i;..n,... II.. ..;.t. f..r tl.n I.. i...C.f i' il,., I'..:..,. !,..: l,;. o ..l.o,.,ir... U 1..., i : :..
btained wiih -liuider, even at that lime, to houiiiniin, in personal appeal, in t.arcasui, sonal interest, keep liim tilent and still, zeal and unanimity by those,' who befi.re fund from squandering dissipation. Con- ' laud of tirci'ec, the fountain of retincnK tit,
enemies as to Ilii lids, he was an object of, W it.li inuch ol personal aUu.-iou and ciiCUUl- while the masses btimltlc onward to their had ftruek him li.nm. ami .iM-t.miiv i,,,il,l,.., sidered witlioul. ri feritw.p tr. 1 )i ,.n.ii... nf tin? birtlitilaeo of i lofnieiie,. m,! r.r,,.trv ,.,,,1
t:..iirti.d. admiring respect. When la-bed 'into fury j stautial explanation, often carrying him decision without, the lyht of a leader. IJ.it hut the mine w hich was so suddenly sprun"' "haudoiiinent, which it was necessary to liberty, when C-rcece awoke from thc'lon"
vcr clouded his beneath his feet, prevented his triumph. I oppose, the measure does n t appear to be slumber of Mcs, aud beat back the fading
id Lresecut to its native hast, when ."laccdon
to mind the feats of her con
aud the Spartan ajain struck
laud which hud bred him, in
m voice the words of cheering
the blue waters, from the fur
as the L'reetitiL' of the New A i
the (lid. When Mexico, and our sister re
publics of the extreme South, shook oil the
rotted yoke of the fallen Spaniard, and free
dom's face for one brief moment gleamed
r;" "e'hl ol the .N)iitlieru Cross,
. it was he who snoke out mrnin t.-. .
enjoy the heiiehts of ,to rouse Us chumpious. The rccncr.-iW
govcriimeiits are ideal i Uret-k, the dusky .Mexican, tho l',.r.,vi,.n
liiountaineer, all, who would strike ouu
blow lor liberty, found in him a friend aud
an Hdvocate. Hi, words of chcerin.' swept
over the plains of .Marathon, and" came
i in-injr buck from the peaks of the Andes.
Hut that voice is now stilled, and his briirht
eye closed forever, lie has imm. f,n.
. ileleat and opposition, awny from his subject for .tome time, to no laiiit hearted dod.ts
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cut. i. it". . , .,dv,.ri,.r hv """" "lUM"J r'1" u iei"'c-iuouu wincii iioneter, ne aias iciui neu at pre- nu.incjc, w uon ouu iienry Liay was ill .Alter a Hose and most desperate stnijrirlc, I loumleU oil philosophical soundness ui,
":; ,Ucrii.c,..i-nU iiiMru-.! n,..i.il.ly ..r hom Taa "hu wmuwinu, ins t.iiUTest , cisciy me point w here he hau kit it. the Held, i.ike tlio i.lnto piume ot .Murat, he fell n-ram, and npparently for ever. Yet, ! policy. In the United States, we have two at last called
' 'eriVlv n't $1 i r hiiii.tc C.r r..cli time, m-iiii- opponents would gaze curiou-ly upon him It h dillnyilt, anion:; the great masters of amid the smoke nii'Uhe roar and the tur- even after this apparently Lniil blow, an- j circles of tu. c. -on a ronimon con- ; queriujr boy,
... .nii.lv rriiu imt i.;u .re- fur cueli time. with a tralle uiijtluro ol hatred, tear and oratory aud debate, to select oif whoiu .!') v-o Ify.J tt,.. I",!. '?""w-..f,i,j:"S.i"t'er tliL. ollu;r eilV.rr Pj i.,iVl,. il.i,.li ktrilrimr. ! stitucncy. i lie Mate and J edcral jjovcrn- , in for the
"" "i ..... .j.. .. L.i,r IC.WUIUH.U. 'i. nui uiuuaiilE Tiut lerinji Ifi.lh0 lail lui . tm. .JilV ot In.. !v i(iu-tl ates Ins eh.-irnitir nti.l ii;.nl..i .l t i.n.i.i. a.-a J r .1 . i n., ! .
B r All let ten on hurin... mu-l.tie .l.reeieu lo nu. . , auou. , ... ... , ... .. r....l ,V nf ,U...lv . I li wait.d for no indications nf nnnnl,,.!,.. . I. i Yt 1'-" " v. t.. oiiic people. 1 ney , nenry v-lay M
; La...,.- - " -i- Ti.o ri": ...lit v .f for he received nis .W ' 3 "U, ..U,H. V!. !' "'vf "V and d,,tmet powers, dilTcrcnt . rolled over
..i . i... . LiMfiamii in. i-osnnrv in rri'iirii tit. i.iui. vj i a i.-nutui- '... . ..w ... , . .. . . j - - - i - - wnn -j.v, iniii. nun ins ill in i.hin .ni ..... r i.i umi r ....I I
reel estimate ol Ins character; and to ac- I lis gt inus aim ine intense pi em
iw.nn.li.li iln ir ili-linciilioii without a deirree 1 hau-'ht v temper would have lip:vcnte
of jumbling conlu-ion, is it work of some
dilhculty. As an orator, he was brilliant
aud c.rand. one ol lus conteiiiporaries
n.. Clear neau ami uatnuess Heart, llis con
lini I ictions wt ro fj stroi, Li, sclf-coiilidcnce
If he re- so unbounded, his wil so indomitable, his
semlied any of them, he did not knmv it, j genius so f;rai.d and jft.y, that he seemed
and he would hac cared as little to abolish i to bear, stamped upn his brow, nature's
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1 1 'Jill si.j.-.j.i ii li'j .-ilii, . ... ' "...
could so stir men's blood. ne npiiroaeh- the points ot resemblance as lo iniiKe Uieiu. paieiu to cu.uui.tuii. ie moteu ainon his
the heart and lo IK iuo,thenes, to whom lie has ueelioilen jpanisans twin uu iiiijitiai, never doubtili?,
of his hearers. Of all tha ' compared, he bore a likeness m Ins passion, i overpowering air oi utnonty, which lew
1 in Ins occasional w ant ot ; were ai.'iu to icsi.-.i. ie ijicraicl no in
ii. .ii .." ;... ;,,,, i.i
"" ' it :.. l :. -
' ; niiiiin n( Hi inrne t)l a lit h" coinnaic
.LKANvUt iv. . . , u, ... ,,... ,i....u l.,.r favorites, ibis inteii-itv. and iii his occasional want of; were able to resist.
i.mul reatestor t-iande-t certainly, hut ! lo-ie ; but he was utterly unlike him in other : suboniii.atioti. .Jio-ion seemed to him
the mo.t brilliant, the luo.-t faseinatin,', and rc-p-'cts. lie had none ol his t. r-ciies.-, Ins ' lo ue rei eiiion, ami oi.y or (put tun camp,
lor the moment the ino.-t powerful, is ex-; nakedness and the strui-ht f.rward, uu
allcd clooueiiee. liel'ore its flcctins and ' halting dircettiess with which he dudiud on
I. .1 l. .i. ,lv of ui,dom. i t j his end. lo tiecro he bore lio resell!
glorious gilt nature
lo-ie or philosophy I
c a s uui: , i
I i -1 n I u ill
w .i 'i vt h
Il ls ll.tl
s. n i.
t'MK' ti. We have met to expre
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niiier mi u ine e.is. iiu -n u... j
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tiliiislicd, oar aipri ci-iiuu ut ne,s,:
....... I nur sens., of llis "lory. We
as the stars fade
With this rho.ee and
1:1 1 en lowed Mr. ('lay
. .1 ... .1. . .. 1 1 .......
Iicvomt all men oi me a-e. i.ise a.i unu
rai orators, he was very utn q lal ; s mie-
tinics sinking ) commonplace mediocrity,
then ar'ain. when the oeea-i
genius, he would snar alolt in
ji- iy. He had little or none
nf Kh. t-.iie, nr the wordy li:i
w .1) s be- w ii ilill the leai !i ol
ci.ni s ait. Strong p.iv-ioiis, q
ty, lofty seiitimeiit, pow i lut
the fttunduiioii of I
lance whatever. Ainoii the cii.iu-.-l;'.
is it would be alino-t as
with Li i ! ii a para'1'..l, in
hi rou-cd 1.;.-
lOWerilll' 111 i-
of tie' tinsel
ry w hii ii al-
te I'.l-.'t ,ri-lii-k
h: de-'I'.-'c t ict or e'o-e. 1 lie pi o.oiind
illo-i.li'.iV of li.nl.i-, with his troT-cous, lu
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l i t an-l ""i'l'-ii l itiu'ua-.'e, rmiiii ; on wuu
the (i.iinp and powi-r of an army blazing
wilii banners, he ill no lie.'n e approached.
! 1 1 1
- S -
luve nut, t :-'l as part suns ... r
litu jl or personal,- of the nlusti
e. e .1
1 lit as American-, dc-irous t Uu honor 10
a pre;. I Ainerieau.
I,. .,ii. uu. tin 1 1 discharire the July wl
. I..... i,..nr.HL'l ninti mr. 1 shall
t!i. iii'lisc-iuiinate Oiil 'iy whieh i th- pro
v rliial blemish of obil.iari.-s and funeral
.li-ioiirsc-, .til shall essay, however feebly,
t , present Mr. Clay as he wa, or, at le.vt,
a, he seemed to inc. Creat bcin'-, grand
h limn cr.-at ire.. -catterc I sparsely thro'
. il tim., sh ald hepaiircl with truth. An
in riii.inate ib lu.e of prai-e drowns me
ii ,crity and greatness in the isameprnc,
y'.ire none can distinguish them. W hen
er-iito-t of nil Knelishin-n, Oliver
r i .. .. .i... , 1.. K- f.,r l.is .
r-e-iwen, s tt, to me .'..in,..., ,,, lonnei:
.rtr.iit, whose p -lieil was addicted to Hat
t t, h" sai'. : " l'aint me as 1 am; leave
ie-l'oiit ono wrinkle, -ear or hlcuii-h. at your
fril " Me wi-hed to go n the r! t ns:
. .. m l ureatne-s is wi-e in wi-iiiii.' it.
V i in it n tin world
Slid i ian s bright an 1 pungent sy.-,
in;wilii antithesis and point, v. i
unlike him. I am im lin - 1 to thiol
all the speakers I have read, : !;....
b -s of io'ie all ! wit, and Inorj of p.isioll,
. , . ii i i ' ' e i ...
nio-t resembled i.uart" f ix. i :ih o
reiico actually t) his point, even
when seciiiiie' to be away from il ; t.ie same
ahull lance and exuberance of milter; the
same i;ladiatoriul stiue'ie to strike down
ath or tribute, was ti motto. And lie
rarely failed to force bedience. Thou-h
the powerful ralley whti was made against
him oniony his a-soeiius in 1- Jbl and '1H,
w hen foi tune fiirnishedie weapon to strike,
exposed how much os-cn-t di diki his
de-potie will had bandl against him, jet
it was gcii'Tally beateiiowii to subiui.sni jii.
His ablc.-t and hauhtii comrades would,
in gi neral, sullenly oy. "Willing to
wound, but yet afraid t'tiike." When in
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l-.i., no wtiecieu Mioiupou las luotsti
with his compromise hiii.ou the tarilf, I;
h with sans in t.on.'re-s, :m l tti'liole ot tUcminthe
earned with htm tue grt l.ii.k ol lnsi,nrti- have made it
of all true ebepiciiee. i'a-sioii, h i nil;.', rea
son, wit, poured forth from bis lips in a
t'.ri-ciil so strong and iiu xhau-tible, as to
ul.irl iiiv Lis bearers for the time ill de
spite of their opinions. .or should it be j lus opponent, n.0.1411
fur-.'otHi, slight and unimportant ns physi-j slightly ailed the que
cal qualiti 's may appear in our s'.iiiiate of same. leli. itous blemiiii,
. 1. ...;. .1.1., ,l..d ili.-it Ins were eniineiiti v 1 ic. v. ith sparkies id sar
.. .1 1 .1 V i..!l ,!,.ii.!..r iin-t 1 nan -lii, ' the while. all produced trou
UU 'I toi lui- "i.i". , , . . 11
-,-rson. chan-ile,' under the cxeilemeiit of points of resemblance, hot to be traced w lt.l
speech its loo-e tlaci lity nf mii-cle into the , any other orator.
most vie,, rous and nerved cner-v ; an eye j To ail the-e euiinei,t merits as a speaker,
.....11 ;7.,l..,.,l I.,.! .leeii mid li.inifv set. an 1 ' was united a tuofouud knowledge of men,
ii ,. itl. ),t,i-,.ssi,,n ; and la-t and mo t . f their motives and
i,..i,r.rtMi,t ,,f nil. a voice deep. Ii jvvf-ful. ' Tlioiuh it may be that ill
i- unit ric 1. tievonn CSI'tessinil, 111-11
country, though uiiectlcuinmitted to the
guine, uiilireakable spirit. When he was ! tion, hut a common, and the same cou-titu--truckdow
ti in 1 -4 i, it seemed that his j eney. !ot!, governments are mere abstrac
raeu was run. His defeats had been so nu-jtions, while the lnine, bicalhin ' power, is
mer.ius and continued, he had been so Ion.- the people and the same people. J'hefa'ine
I in 1 ne puiiiic eye, lie was so far advanced I men tire eituens of one .'ovcrnnient and the
111 yeais, the rivals ol bis middle age, Ad-I other. '1 he same people bear tl,
tins, ij.icits.jn, v rawmrii, had ail pa-sed pay the revenue, nud
away, and be seemed to bo of a former 1 them both. L'oth
no ... .
Lrc il l anon. 1 in. i.itn ... 1 l..li ,1.... 1: i.v.. :i: .:. 1 . .
" 1 v 1 1. 11 111.1i ins 1. i. is, in t iiieiai organs 01 one common
care, r was closed. The old mal-e -.iv C.r I master. Tin i-i.i'.-..-.i .1.,...
the youii.;, and a new race had arisen. j w hen nhstraetly considered, to be sound or
liiylors victories bad arrested the public : 1'hilo-op.bical statesmniishii, to give to the
mind, and the veteran statesman of Ash- people, through one organ, a portion of the
land, was f..rjjt!ei : vet. he atlnui.t.-d tn Public lew nm. t. ',1... i 01
' , . , . ' - , -s. , . , .. ... ,,,u .-.line- I'eouiij V, III
.stem till? tide of Met. ne in (I.,, v,.,.,. C.'l ' be eiii.,..,.!!...! i :
,,. J " 's'j .u..-; -- ,....,. , ,,,ij it uai-t iiuaiii 111 a uu. 1 eve cioscil lorevcr. lie has c-niu. f,n,,,
nesso, t,,e,,r. lis control over me, ; (rent shape to the other. It seems ,0 be midst, and the w ailing oi gUf Vl e "Z
was o no. ... ,0,1, he bestirred himself so ; shifting a treasure from one pocket to the from the nation, aml tj0 pli ale o ' uoun
mn..us,v. he struck so hard and true to other, with some loss on the passage. imr which shrouded its citi " its b II 1
is mark, that, w i-1, most of his dose friends j JJut considered as a niovculcnt tS prevent iUalturs, a iJ , s t 'o
dnectiy committed a.anc-t him, and in spite hat great fund fro,,, being squamllrcd, it ! their lo, He ha gone and cone in I rv
of the i-etieral sense of t he i.ul lie. lie s,,.,. ' was the strnL-.. ,,f .t " 1 1 .... 1 !.'.. . . ., .!- i.0nc lu KI()r'
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1 . .1 1 .1 I . . 1 uiiu uuaut tliu
- urn ,i.s uaijiii- 1 " in - ot it iiany leaner t ie cmieet.li. 111 tens
own, would have dared the stru.'-1 mo't d.Merous. The country was ut.on tlir
reat, could eve of a pre-idcntial election, and the (lis-
Jiositiou ot tho land fund was to the candi
dates a iuo-t perilous and cmbarrassimi
qiienlion. Mr. Clay's opponents in the Son-'
ate, COII-tltUtill a llll ioiitv ll. lermiiie.1
couiplicate him with ti e " .,,),;,.( ,,,,,1 ;.. i
ly failed to win. No'if
s- , .
- one t ut a power
the victory liii.ht
stion involved ; the
of pa.-si jn and lo-eas-.ii
and 11 -r-oiiality
pieau of triumph, liy a he.nitir,i ,1,....
and poetical justice 0r destiny, it was fated
that the last effort of the L'nion'.s great,
champion should be made iu behalf of tha
I ,uo, iu its last great extremity. He Pass
i d oil the stage as became the (j'ic.'it i'aci
tieator. 1I ,vii,g effort was worthy of ami
appropriate to him. When tlm f.,".. -r
'" 'i'-r'lTTT'T'0''1?'''1 Cl"'''' ftl,e mind were.
darkly in their , lights a,,., less important branches of l, , committee upon Ma'untureV It ! S'K TrZ P. f
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- "1 lust, toiiiiiiiuce in i ieisvccp over tlie it .... t 1
, . . , . 1 "" iiotti ui.i
'-inject was appropriate mat the
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I ...s .-in lesui.i 11, unuoiieieufv, .ir. ( lay
. was Clititiisil to the vi rv I.i .In. -t I- ,
s,..ioii 01 umi mi;..-,,, j uu car- ; an nis contemporaries. Jt
rie.r wuu nun 111s irni irom yjiui li.--iaiiy conceded
souri and Kentucky, foir. Adams,
(ieii. Jackson, thoueh w that vote
ci! de.-ti'uctioii loomed)
ir.t.ii sol' 11:1s 11. hit rv 111.1t lini ...,r.u. .....1 .... I ."i i .
- '-, - ; j .iis-, m. in -cuiiipiisiiiucnr, sua less, tt is sai
tion should lie 111 lus p.lo make bun meet , that he cared nothins for literature, had i House to which tl
lias heell irelli-r-
that his learning was not
various. Of science, in its
he knew but little, and of the
it. He spoKe out bulu . Iree on all poiuts ' never scan bed
,11 front or around him. or near. I-i 1 -'Ti ! is rermrl-i
he w as Secretary of Si, ami not iiccess.i
rnv involve. 1 111 i.ie lemerai (loinestic rctarv of Mat
is TO.nri.-i. 1.. f 1 ... 1 . 1. . .'. ....... 1 -. 1. . .
. . , '" tnoiign 111 one 1 1 un: a uujusi as n was, compelied hnu to
mii.isler :il.r.-i:i,l un.? f.o. .......... .... c. .. 11, . Te l. f .I..... 1
... ....... ....... .... t-,,,. afl 0ec- .'l'. -ii in.- laiuieii or opposerl H,,V
111 con-taiit 11 latmiis and numerous grunts for various
f tin ir w eakue-ses. t
that in tho early pait of ot ju-ticu and souuo 0
life, he ha I learned but little from book
is a fi ebb- phrase t'i cxpre.-s it- round, r- ;yet amid the frank, bold and rcckb. ss pio
tieulatc f'lllnes.-, robin-: ui with the sublime ie. crs which form :d Kciit.icky s early popu
lation, w m re 1:1.: man swou. 1
t ... ..,.-.1., ..i- .1 . .
j,-.,. , . , . .... . .. 1 11 s. ... ....... in sooLiiiniT came torlh
dcjily ,(., hi-tory j and ,t and gcrniain. 'j b,s d,..po-a! of the subject, j " I'eaee, be still." It was his W battle'
tak it and tue gallant veteran fought it out with
ol the the iiower ami the fire of hi: .-.,;... -ci. .
. .. .... i- 1 : 1 -I. jut.
. . .... .. , . ... 1. . ' " .. .. .j.., no hi uu, . ' ill Mr ..I ui 1.. i .1 ,fi . .
politics ot h.sM te. ItucKywas ,o,!,ug inlc.eourse with loreigi, envoys of every where in the nation, loss to hi,, would cn- its last beams b a e l up to , I, e f, II 3
,ke a in, -hty caldrono,, be subject ot ; nation, he spoke no language but his own. sue. If be favored the proposition to cede ' its meridia, ut re Tl .1 Tr 0t
her relief law. 1 ru his nature, Mr. 1 Hut he k,w thorotwhlv that w hieb it ,,.., the lands , .1 1... : .... . .Y ! ' .... .. J ? , lb. re was fadiie.
y spoke out deter A strong in behalf imported him .0 know. ' He was profoundl v the old. If he o noos.,. ' "V Z ' v T, u Vy bo.lv.
ory and practices of our new. lut tl.c i.i.tuii.vji or e old party: in Iranies of steel, aud when they fall at
aiii-t the cur-' veised in the the
ever s.iw was equally
-.ut in cv ry quality ol intellect ami in
i.tvwalk of action" All men are uiie
1111': and it. is t i-teful, as well as iii-t, to
n.t the pr li-e where it is true, rather than
) drown ail in dividua'ily nvl all character
:i mi f.i.lillitl ' chaos of ( ulo.'V.
1 of the mean. all the-e t.e-etlnr
1 wonderful aid to elofpieiiee. An I
bi great and iiiiiin-rous triumph attc
jiow.r. II.: had the true iiiesiin 1 ie
of the oriit . r, the power to infu-.
in.:- into his hearer-; to make th
a- lie thought, and f. 1 a- he J.-it.
can form any adequate
Power of bis ciuo'ielice.
y w hen his beio 1 w as U
llenrv (Tiy was mo-t . inphatieally a pe- (, C()ln ,.v,.,i ,,v
character ; 111-
et.; ir an I s'.roii'iy
i- .1, , iriblv more neeuliir tnan any
i.i Acre p.puUily loii-ibrcd his mental
il-. I.npi to 1 1- as a t-.rrcnt, y t p-itiei.t
1 1 . . 1
.'.111! lUS finis; yici.e.lli;i- ale. nam..-
y. t winning aud .- oinuig ; n tuni
tierec, V't kind an I gentle ; daunt. e--,y
llis 1-1 I-
( jiie. ptinu of the
who has not heard
Mr. ("lav when his blood was up. and the
ti b' of inspiration rolling; full upon him.
I lis words indeed might be written down;
but tie- (lame of mit'd which ciil.hcin forth
red led and blar.ii,'.' I'm, 11 its mint.
be traced :
d the I oar
tl i-h, are
rt li iu a.1 the
oruiuahty and nauclne-s 01 ins nature,
and ami t the stormy scenes of the hustings
iu which he wa- early plunged, le- bad :ra',u
ed that quick ill -ijht into the human heart,
with h in practical life goes farther to attain
succe-s than reams ot
rent ot an o-. erpow
I ne T. Tin: ctrcuiKsiai ue took the same
responsibility two yi afterwards, upon
the question of the and new courts.
'I his unhesitating atmiest audacity 110-
ajonty. I ndcr own government, and in a knowledge of the leader came to bis rescue., and as his return 1 last, they fall at once. The .'uioti was not
compelled to blush for tho decay of tlio
v.uion s great champion. Age bad noterum
powers ot each branch of it. He knew 111- blow, be conceived the counterstroke of
tiui.itcly and to the bottom, the connection distribution anion? all the States.
pnitica! and commercial, of America with! On the two other great oceasinns, when bled the stately dignity of bis form nor re
all other nations. He knew Perfectly the sectional excitement shook the Union to its duced his manly i ut el li-.K to tl, :i:'...
... , - 1 1 - - - - ti t-j tut, iiiiuvVllllj
cessanly citailet! upim many temporary ' relation which each party of the country centre, to which I have referred, he appear-1 of a second childhood. He faded away into
1! i..-i.f , rs but l.e :i. i i-nun n,. 1 ..... i . .1 1 1 II 1 ..... l . II .1 c 1 l . . -i i . . . .
asti. i's, but he
fre-h and strong.
nil iii.iiin linn, i.i .in. oilier n.i in. nm i.r. . ....... i-i. :is ilii ,ii:imr ii.i u iu n... diiii.ii. ... i .. . nr, 1....I.I.. ti. . ... .. . i... I. i . . . i-
" - s...... ..... .. i iii. ..v ... !,..,,.,.., . i.i j .ti ..it , iniii , ue ffuilK UOWU 10 110 (Hill
il wicsth-r found! r the character. L'eiiius and wants of -Missouri Coinlironii-p. and of the adiu.-t-; sunset. but snran out ,,, ' 1,'C, ;,, tl... i..: .1 .
f tint 1 quity, he rosm bis inotber e.11 th the Americau people. There was nothiiuf nictu measure of the stormy session of blaite of meridian fullness. He missed ,l.f
cce-s than reams of reading. He ku-w stiougt r 111 bn reb-ithan bel'ure bis fall, sectional iu his policy. His broad and com- l-i. The completely relative cast of all , into the valley of the shadow of death with
.11 thoroughly, and not only knew hoc, ' i uciuic'i wuu tun;,in encountered . prcUcnsive genius held 111 its vision the 111- "is political pleas, the totnl absence lroni;all bis glory unclouded, with all his laurels
it po -.s. sse l the magnetic power to bend defeat in 1 --.'(, wiwould have broken tercst of tliu whole nation, ami his big his character of fanaticism upon any opin-i fresh and green around him. Xot a spot
cm to hi- purpo.-es.'" ,'"!' heart and blight- fame of any other American heart throbbed f ir it all. lie iou or principle, eminently fitted him for n ! obscures the lustre of his crest ; not a spri
There i- probably 110 po-itio:i in life which popular leader iu tlntion. Kvcii K "ti- was intensely Aiiiciican in all his thoughts mediator, and upon all dangerous questions j has been torn from his chaplet. " The dead
.i. lives, sn, It a combination of rare ami tacky, the la-t cover the hu'.tcd stag, aud all his teeliiiL's. To cherish the inter- he always acted that part. Whenever eon- i lou'las has won the (i,. 1,1 ' tlio . I,.;
, but tiie elare
and the terror
Were In p
'Uit-s sitcii a
.h qualities as
idiT. He mu-t
I r ive 111 all kinds ol c mrag
iv iTU-leut and conservative
V t eiiini' iit-
11, ail Ins poo-
cv, -nil these moral iimui.uics, aimuieu.-.n
a-, th -y m ciii, would shine out under di.b r
t lit ph ases ot bi t condui t.
1 need not detain this audience with a
1. iihciifd biographical sketch of Mr. Clay.
Tin; b-s.li.i historical iucidi ids of bis lite
nr.. universally known. He was born iu
Vug' 1, 3, certainly ,it later than 1" '",
in i-1 probably a year -r two earlier, lln
I ntage vvi.s extremely btiinble. At the
age of twenty, t.venty-oiie or tvveuty-tw , he
emigrated to Lexington, Kentucky, where
h undertook to purst,.: the great American
r alto eminence, the bar. b'or this ea
r" r, il would have seemed at that tune,
tii.it his advautagts were iinal't, indeed.
Voting, poor and uneoniiecteil, with scarcely
ordinary atttiinncnts of education, ho en
tered the li-ts with numerous and able com
petitor. Yet, Henry Clay, dc-titute, as he
wt., of all adventitious advantages, was
ilc-tiiied lo strirnle upward aloutr. the weary
an 1 1,'ihorhiuH path tliroilgh which iii 'dioc
nty tniis to rank. The cedar imbedded in
bureii rocks, upon the mountain side, With
scn-c.'lv suit to feed its roots, will lower
to paint the
lar line may
tlie tl.ime an
1 1 , -1 1 1 . i;t and
... . .1 :u .....1.
p,iis ami hi- oratory, im re was -nn u
Heath tl.eiil all, a co d stream nf t . it .ti,
running ihi.m.'h the bottom of hi- bruin,
which always pointed him to hi - object, and
held him to hi- course. No orator, so p 1--.1,
unite ever committed fewer iinprudfiicics.
prompt an 1 patient, ;
cantr. atin :, comma,.
abj.'e all, brave to perfection,
man in ibe nat'i 01, the first iu
doiiltedlv, whatever may lie hi
lea ler ol the adiniui-tri.tion, be
comt. hiaiion 01 rare ami m. 1,., , . i-. . 1 . u
tiiat of a en at popular was beaten from hira-p ;
be bold mid prudent, ma
ide head, b
inucu broke 11 forces
be sliil (st and the eloi y, and to build uti the Powi r Dieting interests or opinions menaced the ' ruing with the annlaus" of Ins i.nni,tr'...i
,: ..il ...r.i. ' .-. . . i . , i.i .i . , .
country, was integrity oi tue l uioii, ne sioou lortn as ; iue uosannas ol a nation s gratitude. Ih ath
o' his country and his win
plaee, is the
be in Coii-
crti and conciliating, J""r jcars a.urnaiotin inei nis ue-tiny ine aim ot all I , policy and the passion ol me Harbinger aim the chaiupiou ol jioace j has given to In in the empire iu the Learts
ing, firstvitii;, and iu the same man. 1 k-oui.tered i defeat his life. No candid reader, who ma v study and conciliation. He saw the wretched of his countrymen, not fully (granted to tint
condition ot the miserable little republics living man, and althoiiL'h it was not ,1...
only purely patriotic, ol ."south .Mncrica, tcelde, demoralized and creed that the first honors of tint u iti..n
icriu'cing. Kar bright- contemptible, at war w ith each other, tram- should await him, its last bles-iium o-ill
or the Cubim t, l're-i.lelit, nr privatt
bis j o-f : ;u is one
enables him, th.nl .
f the ol'po-illoii can bar i.v
second man hi rank or power,
paity be strong; and sinigliug,
ol treat slicii.lli, an I
i out "f tie- L'ou rnment,
No pas-inns so stormy
se-sor so w ali hlul ..!
held the lielm while p
As a tl. bater, it wm
etcr b it their pus- t
hi- oli'i.-i-ts. liea-ou
a-sion blew the gale.
i!d not be ju-1 to say
trongly allett 11 in tec
i (fairs of the nation due o
Mr. Cay h i 1 throu .-h nit
and all the latter poiti"ii o
ililecliuii of tile
f liiesc attittt-lcs,
the irrcater Jiart
f his lite.
niejve tin: ta!
t. itlllC so t J
Cll'-e -hot up
f the fore-t ; for it is its
S i this great Ceiiiiis at
a shaft. Ho ru-i- to I igh
rank at the bar. lu li ' he was elecied
ti Hie Kentucky legislature ; iu I"1"1' to the
l i.il. d Si it.-s Senate ; in l-l I to the 11.1-,;
' f lb pr..,, i, lathes and there began his na
l"iul career. Since that time, Mr. Clay
l is tilled a large space in the public eye.
He ear. cr has hi iui t le chered, stormy, and
t'H'pestiious'. Now the object of universal
I ' ilc ; nnw attacked with very geucal ccii
'"ii.:; tio.v euliniliatiiig up",, the crest ot ,
I' riiiue , wave ; then dashed upon the rocks;
:".l omt.vIi. 'lined with roar and clamor. It
V- -i . his fattj at periods of bis career to drain
'the bottom that measure of relentless
'"b: with which mean souls resent the iui-,
I" rial pride of hauehtv L'eiiius. It was his'
I it" to feel that constant success is the only I
...llii . I ..l .ru ...ii nor' I
"nil which greatness miu j-i""g
'-' nil t the poi.-o,i ol envy and Mantle r v n-
"UI HI- Stlllg.
'I ' liu un nils to tniiiiiit iili'it tups, tb-di ft mt
' I'.ltit t p.- is. inii.l w r il in tluuils .Hid miow.
" ' Win tl r ; . n si or tubUllt tnllllk iltil,
. '1st I , . li i w ii mi Hie hutc til' tlltine tx low,
Ii liih hIkivi: ,hc mill f I'lofy E'"
that Mr. Clay held the same rank i at least '
it may be sal I with ju-tice, that in all the
walks of debate he was led equally t-liii-In-lit.
lie was abb everywhere; ami it is
but gentle ci itici-in to say, that in some
trains of thought he did not shine forth
with the power and l i-tre which marked
bis eloquence. It appears to me, after a
clitical study nf his speeches, that he t'li--cu-sed
facts with as much power as any ol
bis grcate.-t rivals. It appears to nit' al-o,
that he fell beneath some of them ill the
di-eussioii of principles. One of the great
est of his compeers taunted him once iu the
Senate willi uu inability t i anal v ze ah-ti Use
siibiects. The taunt was made stiong. r.
probably, by anger, than truth or cm lor
would warrant ; vet il sceii.s to tue t have
been partially ju'-t. No one who studies
Mr. Clay s arguments upon points ot politi
cal eciitniiov. can avoid pt-rci ivinjhow rare
ly be anal ves the piniciplc involved,
s.i. ii voist iirrav td fact-. Ill nil V keen
thoughtful remarks about the results of the
uicas.irc, but an analysis of its principle b
seui-etdv ever attempted. He doubtl
der.iood tin: protective talill
He le i tin: a hiuiii-tnition
Mr. Malisons j.rc-idcncv, tin ou.. ueit
trving -ci in of the war, and up ui him till
the brunt ol' that fierce ouigrcs-i .inul stru
Me. When the
ler.s and shame bung heavy
in power and di-bcai teticti
cjivartlice ot some com
lnandt i-, and the inccpacity of ail of thein
iu the couiiiieiiceii'ciit of the war, had brut
about a scries of shameful di-a-ters, which
made every American blu-li for bis country,
Iknrv, Clay stool forth in advance of all,
to encourage, to console, and to rouse his
countrymen ,'o renewed tlVoits. Heteat.-,
tli-ast'-rs, bin u
utioii the party
its follower-, while the eloqu.'tit chiefs of
the oppo-ilion poured forth a t. iiqie-t of
iiivecli.e denunciation and ridicule uuiiist
the feeble alii (utile e fieri-, iu which the
honor ol the nation was sullied, ami its
strength lo-t. I'.ut the fiercer roared the
storm, the st.-rncr and higher pe tied forth
bis tt uiiipct voice to rallv hi.-broken lorcc-,
and m.ir-iial them alie'.v f U' the strugi'h
To llei.rv Clay, far iu front of all otlni-,
that admiiii-trationov-eu its support thro.i
the trving scenes of that bitter
terrible and ovcrwlug, ytt he stood
under it erect and l as a tower. He
had now felt tlie rcttnt, Irom whence
as a general he had dialled his array,
and had conic down the arena of the
h ills of Congress to s, as well as ol der.
And in the tit-meiidaruggles of those
stormy sessions, the e of tiie thuds,
iiu-t gloriou.-ly did hd the a sault. It
is iu.-piritiug to see hum fully he iiphil I
the day. '1 he r. peatsasteis w hich had
ciu-hed the liopu ainyed the spirit of
bis parti-ans, broke vanpmi his haughty
front. leliai,cc, stcil bigh, Ida., d in
every feature, and wa.be knife in every
w.ii l. It was a btau.,t to see how
gallantly he would tlatj the melee, .leal
bis cra-liing blows rig I left among Van
. Hurt ii, Kenton, Forsyil Wright ; tratn-
un .i uu toon ..- .I.. .I, iju.i.,., no. ii ..'.on iu o'juui, i iu i uu,: lesbuiiii.t iiieioKcnsoi the trecttoiu
politics, w hich fr "i the big lakes to the gulf, froiu ocean j he so much loved. Let him sleep on, whero
esitatiiiig bold- to ocean, fri.uu the sunrise to the sunset, and ; the whistling of the tameless winds tha
i i " r. l: t . I . . . -i i . e , . i. . . . ' '
his career, can deiiv, that on all
rasinTis' be was tin, oti'v
but i ininoiiily s, '...
er examples ol this patriotic spirit, will at pled upon by every huropean power, and : cluster around his name. His memory needs
once occur to all who are familiar with his despised by the world ; he was a member j no monument. He wants no mausoleum of
career ; but at this moment, 1 will o .ly al- of a great nation ; he loved bis country and stone or marble to imprison his sacred dust.
lude to the instances in which he took his whole country, tioiu North to South, i Let bin: rest amid the tokens of the freedom
...i.i- . . . i . - . - i I- . I . 1 : . t 1. ' . . I . e r , I . . .. , . . . . '
groun i upon iventuci.y state p.
I cited as examples of hisunli
lies- when I w as di-cu-sing his character every feeling of bis heart, every thought of ' ceaseless roll of the murmuring tv iter.
his brain, revolted at dismember';, cut. It the chirping of the wl'.u bird and all
is enough to say, in eulogy of those moil- which speaks of Liberty, may chant his
surcs, and it should immortalize the great , eternal lullaby. lVaeo bo with thy soul,
st iiesiinu who conceived them, that both j Henry Clay ; may the earth lie light upon
the great divisions of the Americau people you, aud th.: undying laurel of glory grow
have adopted them both, as a part of their green over thy grave,
political creed. j
Doubtless some portion of his itifluei.ee iu !
the adjustment of those perilous nuestious
j" A vAOKD I.V SEASON" HOW GOOD
as a party leader. Like all other true states
men, In- ideas were ail r.
lute. lie was ir, no degree
idea. He was not wedded
and at all hazards to any mea-uue
pnetpie. lie uuuer-ioo.i me policy ot a
nation, not as a fixed mathematical theo
rem, where under all circumstances aul at
all times, every result but one must be
I'lative not til..
a in n ii ot one
IS IT I"
Shortly after M.. Judson left Calcutta,
pic the vv retched curs iy inu i,e du-t w rong ; but a- the practical science of titling arose from the entirely moderate aud cou-
l.eneaili ins leci, am,e villi ad bis iiica-ures to tin' occasion, to necessity, and servauvo character ot bis opinions upon
st rt n. th lu.t at tue low, ercst of Jack- to the times. I be best practical good which that suhject, and Irom the peculiarity of his ' ,, i...r return home, she found hers,. If sl,,,.ss.
son. i could be secured, was bis aim, and under position. He was a native and a represen- ! overcom bv a sen-e of Imr lon.diiiM-s .,.4
, . . . ..'t. . ..... . l. i .i i- . . 1 . . y ........... ,
.one circumstances, lie woulu maintain, i.tuve "i a i-uuvc .-siaie , ne nan nevci utcu iir reccol t etions of the miinful trisU
not' atl'airs, anywhere else; and while uuflinchiualy ; tl.rouirh whieli h had i.atel. Ilniv..
.r was it only iu ,M nn Fteni
ilies of the party lq that he cxccll- i
he could be wiuuiitl eeiitlc tao.
While there was any L,f ttinniiii' an
opponent to the supporH mc-i-nr.., po
man was more coiiciiiatilbile bj. parti
sans would obey, no ni.13 XUOl- kind
and gentle; and bis hLlfcg nature ren
dered bis courtesy m ne ,.tiVc than the
in i-t dexterous Ualtery i0r men. As
instances of this .-kill, I mei.'.ion that
he twice cariied through isso'.n i c.i.n-
jiroiiiisc, when at lu -t (tfort seemed
age tor las
a minoni v
what, under a diHt-rent conditi
lie would oppose. Without discussing the
phili.-ophical soundness of his political econ
omy, or the correctness of ali his measures',
it may be stated, with truth, that, in them
all. lu: looked to the integrity and indepen
dence, political aud commercial, of the na
tion. 1 he ct'.cl gv id Ins support n; it. gave
tni.i fir '.II tnii..s mill linull nil liilllits til till. . .. . ..1 I - t i
- - i "' i ' - .casion, wiuie in ner canin wccpiii", a
i-o.l.ts tl.n timitlmrii -SI , t . . vet In, -.in.,f..i i , . , , 1 .3
'-" s.. .... . ...... v , . . : niiio liana loucneu uer arm, aud a
sidered slavery as a great though unavoida-; RkVet.t vo;ce saij .
bit: evil, tut lit: was iu no degree impas
sioned and blinded iu regard to it. He
looked at the subject calmly and without
exaggeration ; not through the liia-gnilying
h.ue!es.s ; and that he wo.
led the opp i-ition t!im;i.:l
than he did any other subject in tlio raut'o the tt ritis ol ,lacK-on, v an i.uien . .. i
lilieal cCJiioiny ; and no one can reau e. . I lie uiifxainpie.i ... . .
dies upon that question without be- .tieiitc, t.nniic-s ami liaruiiio "i, v.uu on u
...I iii. ..:n ,., :.. .1... nf i-ein-iied defeats, be -til! main
11" stlUCK Willi tills ieailltc. iie-iiii i.'-.i in ... -p.'. 1 . it
marked whenever he discusses the subject tained the war, mu-t excite unmixed admi
iu alt wnn in it m u'i us i.no.
bank bills iu is:).' ami '4 U,
of suppoi tecs in the first
an uncertain, hesitating
iu the last.
to him the rank of tho champion o!' the pro- gl.t-s of religious fanaticism or distorted
tective tariff policy, though it w a.-tstabli-h- philanthropy, but with the calm eye of a
ci lu fore he came" hit ) 'political life ; ami practical stiite-man. He maintained the
his arguments in it- favor, principally turn policy of gradual emancipation on both oe-
iii. ui the iiiaititeiiaiieti of the commercial ct-ion- that the subject was agitated in
iiideiicndt -lice of the count rv.
' Minima, 'though I take the wings of
the morning aud dweli iu the uttermost parts
of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead
me, and thy right h.tu I hold me.' Is that
true, maintiia T '
The bearer of this timely aud precious
word of hope was her little son. a boy of
six years, who had crept iuto tho cabia un
observed. Z w i i s lb raid.
the whiles over the blaeKs in that State A atriking illustration of liberality was
rendered their eradual emancipation and i exhibited in the Ibiptist Missionary Conven-
removal safe and easily attainable. At the tion which recently assembled at Albany.
same time he always declared that he con- I Amonr the delegates present was a tenor
sidered all such schemes to be utterly iiu- ! ahlo gentleman by the name of Thomas, an
practicable m the planting Mates; niid it a i ,,1,1 sea-captain, who had grown wealthy in
He first manifested h'et
of nuance. A pm.os.. '.,.c ; , ' ,. (. ,r. I bad been brilliant, dcxtcHllll atlmira- for the tli-tribution among the States, of would re
li'ol'o.btr s ;:' :r ll ! JCZ!: a,,, u,,quenc.,i,blc:o,n. f , , The party iu power tVfti ,Il)wn. , l,,U : he was the author of the , their e.c
, . . . i ... i . i ie i ...... i .1 in i e tno ie il tie saw in ........ i ...o. ....iiit.i-.tiio.e ntir
.........l.ti.ll 11 i I i.l Hi. USt 1 ll ti '..L. ' ' l illl llll'l ill I 11.11- -r" - - I li'-l. Ui'i'll . ll.-v iiii
.... t-it al. who so iiies. it. is the most essential to a
. , . . . .i i.
short a tune prccm-ed mm " lM,: "
, .: . .t : tl... i-...ti!t of iin-
tnav lie sai.l I ilill lius .i- '"s.
them, would oppose them tlm Indian trade.
nice ns : ami to
minted contrast to
A" Mr l ncith urc citrOi a ml m cut spread,
Arui. In,,, nr(. j,.y lu, mnl liilltily blew
J "it' li lilt i; I. nipt ut nil his i.akfd bt .nl
linn p, reward the Pula which lo those summits
That strong mind was tried by every cx
,r' unity of fortune, and if sometimes intlated
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ucalioii, a lul mo naieij, n.i-ij
study which a busy, stirring ble cal.,e.l
bin, to bestow upon abstruse subjects ; but
the better opinion seems to bo that be was
eminently a practical man, and the bent ol
bis .'cuius called him away from the meta
physics of politics, Mr. Clay was undoubt
edly a fur greater man, than tho Scotch
economist, Adam Smith ; yet it is not pro
bable that any extent ol education, or any
.-mount of lah"r- "r "'7 ,,'""th .f T?S'
named linn to wrue .main
Yet was he a very nrcat de-
iSlllllll S lioois. - - - ,J ,
i ...... i..s N'otit. of us eoniieers arrayed
,r' iioty of fortune, and it sometimes iiiuaicti u.u..., - - , ,
h -acecs., yet lorue up by the all death-1 facta more bkillully-uotit urged th,ui
Yet. be was Kentucky, openly and vigorously; contend-i
Ice. Ulld With HOI Wi'lt'ie., tO It; a:i'l Will II Its collIIIIUanee HUT titai tue j;ie.it nmnn u-m 'i i 1.UU..C. .iui i
u.hlu inability I liie'iaced tlan-. r to the co'inirv, he hiin-eli ct
I led the wav in pulling it down.
He was patient, too, aulJ bide bis I The monument P- his nn'iiorv up-m tl
time. In l-l, iut-.'-tiiiHinotioii first ! Cumberland road, bears tcs-timotiy t. his
ttppcaretl iu his party, :i m irt met for- j efforts in behalf of ti utional works of ii.t t
ini lablo and organized res,c td ;;p i ., ,,vciut nt. II.' w as ai-.t the author
He ha I for years fought ouv ...aiiitiai -n. . of some imnor.'atit. and of some urcat and citizen of one ot
as the leader of the oppos bis tactics 1 ital measures. He originated tlm scheme ! all, because the numbers of tin, blacks liberality by ofTerin'r the use of his sons'
s, of - would rentier their removal impossible, ana ; ,i. j,,r any missionary work to China
iitiiiual pr.-el.'Ce tlisadt antageous 1 California. o. Ho then, to meet a eertiio
and be thoiigiit, he saw in , .c unnii ' mni coiiituoiiiisc, and ol tin-a'tin-nncnt ami perilous io ine wnucs. ne latore t i expenditure, set Uovvu Situ each for h ,
I ol the last stormy agitation of the slavery , emancipation iu Retitttcny, whim larthcr i eight sous and sous-iu law. But, as this
popul ir leader most especially the leader 1 ue Prunt crow u oi giorjeh lia.l so subject. these three measure were ins : .-o.iiii ne itcet.tn-u tie c-nn-i .i n u.n . . t , a, uol etiougn, wneii UoubU were express
of an oiuiosiiion; and with that .'lorioas gift 'long glittered before his f,ut to elude own. Th-y were struck olT in the mint of j impracticable. These views be urged aud e.i whether SloO.OOO could be raised for
!. ....... ... . t I.i. ......,, n-.,u is,-,nF M-lrliim.- t. t .. i :.. 1 Tl... t',..-t .,t' tl...... tim., lifietl nt len r, b . not. otilv ill the diseu- 1 ...:..:..,.- .1... r.... l. . ..t .1 ...i i.-..
nature had cudowed .vir. v lay io cxirtMiuiy "-j-'-f. vacn. jui nis o u tunci. a ... si ... ...i-. ...i ........ r.-., - v - - - , ,i..-,, ,,,, u, ji.Up., ,lu.
an ...i:. :....! r..., ... .,. ;i.;i',,v u bb b ! another waa selected to Wtl. l, bud I must, be cnlicised. both as the moveuietit ot ; si in oi me qucsiion in ins own c-iaic, out
. i i ... ...'l.. . tl,.,,-.. ,, ,,..r. iwou it. Another was del, renn tlio ! s nariv leader and a state-man, and with! also iu the I'uited States Senate, while dis-
ne ever atoii.e.. m i.ir.. , .... , ... f . ' . 1 Y . ., e ., ' . .. .,. i... .....;.;.i. f. t.
....... .1 t . ..i... i uarvesT. w uicii ue nan nni it.i nur.. ieii r... ir to lie ronuii on tn tunics m, uiiiiii"iu; un: ie.ii'..".. w. ,-. ....s. ....
fill I.IIUIIIII.. iu .. t I . ' -.. . . . . - - . ,. . . , .11.-.-. . ,
and tent cd. J licit, tor tht ;,., I,,. to ntu erstanil its real merit, and to I attention ol slavery in ine ,'isuict oi to-
i ..I. ..i 1... r.,lf t.s l.e i-. .' i ? ' t . :.. : I, .!,,,, v si'tor tl... i 1 1 1 111 1 ,i .1 . T bis n.nit ion tuikrht also be rc for red
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Then, for the nrst t. l,i. ,..v.,l,.ti.m. in the ina'-tianimous spirit of : to, as another ill lstratiou ol tnc practical ; .u -j.iti... ten . .tuiu. tur.Ilo
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sonal peril wiiicu ne
there was no raw iu the opposing party
which he ever failed to strike His heart
never failed him in any extremity, lie met
every crisis promptly and at once, and in
this he bore a remarkable contrast to almost
every other politician of the age ; none of
his contemporaries approached him, in this
bold, unhesitating promptness, but tlio man
of destiny, his great rival, Jackson, with
whom, in so many other points, no close a
parallel might be traced. Iu democracies
sif to make up, out of his utu purse, what
ever was ueuciem.
0O""Tlie Hon. I'aniel M. H'trrinecr, our
standard deserted. Um ow)riuiati
of the services he had render, party,
was strong aud intense ; and if0 crush
ing a blow, a fiery, iinpctuo,.n miht
be expected to commit some dctico.
Doubtless, his heart beat thicj a sense
of injustice, and his blood bo. resent
..uon .... -i. iv , - i ...... . i ,..,,, r .- o e .1
tint immortal ae, the Mates ceiled the I ani compictciv relative cnaractcr oi an uis . u ... .... .. -
lauds to the .'cneral govcrnniont, as a secu-j political ideas. Poubtlcss. as ,iu abstract po of making a short journey into And,
rity fur the payment of the national debt, j proposition, considered without reference to lusia, previous to his rctiiement from tha
That debt was nearly latwfied, when Mr. i its inevitable existence or the prP.ou con- Spanish peninsula. After visiting Cordova,
Clay's measure was deYisod, and the treas-1 sequences of its cessation, he was opposed evillc, and t atlii, Uu is to return to .Matt.
to slavery ; tor liberty was ine passion o:
his life. His own country and his own I
coantrjmeu -vsre tix. m aci tba prio:f 1
ury'was overfiowing with revenue, It was
the cciwral sense of all partis?, that the
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meat. Ytt h bctrayod Dy0f it, at ' laud land Jhould Ve wUbdiiwa cm tho
rid, where he will remain until the arrival
of Mr. Soule, who i expected to rca-;h tiers