Great Senators of the United States Forty Years Ago, (1848 and 1849)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byOliver Dyer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... powerful and effective. Hence when he got through with a subject, there was a pretty general feeling that that was all there was of it; that it would be useless for anybody else to say anything about it; that Webster had been "given a mouth and wisdom which all his adversaries should not be able to gainsay nor resist." Perhaps I cannot more appropriately conclude this delineation of Webster's oratorical gifts and characteristics than by applying to him a paraphrase of what Quintilian says of Cicero, to wit: That in his grandest efforts he exhibited the energy of Demosthenes, the comprehensiveness of Plato, and the sweetness of Isocrates; and this, not by reason of any particular study of those great models, but from the felicitous exuberance of his immortal genius. IV. Webster As A Parliamentary Leader. When Webster chose to assume the attitude of a parliamentary leader in the Senate, (which he seldom did,) he played the eminent role with surpassing ability. I saw him in that part but once; it was on an occasion which called forth all his varied powers, and especially his tact and subtlety. It was the last night of the session, and of Polk's Administration, Saturday, March 3, 1849. The session expired, by limitation, at midnight, at which hour the Thirtieth Congress completed its term and passed into history. What was then called the Great Civil and Diplomatic Appropriation bill, without the passage of which the Government could not go on, for want of funds, still hung in the Senate, encumbered with amendments. The bill establishing the Interior Department was also still before the Senate, encumbered with amendments and bitterly opposed by a large number of Democratic Senators who could not tolerate the idea of creating a new department of the Government,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... powerful and effective. Hence when he got through with a subject, there was a pretty general feeling that that was all there w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217218369

ISBN - 13:9780217218368

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