The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster, Volume 1

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Page 39 - God hath exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance and remission of sins...
Page 461 - Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star...
Page 469 - To-day we have had the inauguration. A monstrous crowd of people is in the city. I never saw anything like it before. Persons have come five hundred miles to see General Jackson, and they really seem to think that the country is rescued from some frightful danger.
Page 98 - I led her blushing like the morn : all Heaven And happy constellations on that hour Shed their selectest influence ; the earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill; Joyous the birds ; fresh gales and gentle airs...
Page 342 - General Jackson's manners are better than those of any of. the candidates. He is grave, mild, and reserved. My wife is for him decidedly.
Page 297 - Five judges, only six attending, concur not only in a decision in our favor, but in placing it upon principles broad and deep, and which secure corporations of this description from legislative despotism and party violence for the future. The Court goes all lengths with us, and whatever trouble these gentlemen may give us in future, in their great and pious zeal for the interests of learning, they cannot shake those principles which must and will restore Dartmouth College to its true and original...
Page 98 - You are my true and honourable wife; As dear to me, as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart.
Page 364 - I never could find out, as he read so little and conversed little with educated men. After all, it must be allowed that he was our leader in the measures of the Revolution, in Virginia. In that respect more was due to him than any other person. If we had not had him we should probably have got on pretty well, as you did, by a number of men of nearly equal talents, but he left us all far behind. His biographer sent the sheets of his work to me as they were printed, and at the end asked for my opinion....
Page 367 - Adams was our Colossus on the floor. He was not graceful, nor elegant, nor remarkably fluent ; but he came out, occasionally, with a power of thought and expression that moved us from our seats.
Page 360 - Mr. Jefferson is now between eighty-one and eighty-two, above six feet high, of an ample, long frame, rather thin and spare. His head, which is not peculiar in its shape, is set rather forward on his shoulders ; and his neck being long, there is, when he is walking or conversing, a habitual protrusion of it.

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