Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Godlike Daniel

Posting about John Calhoun lead me think, not unexpectedly, about Daniel Webster.

Rather than quote from the Webster-Hayne debate, I thought I'd share this wonderful description of the Godlike Daniel:
He was a black, raven-haired fellow, with an eye as black as death, and as heavy as a lion's -- and no lion in Africa ever had a voice like him, and his look was like a lion's -- that same heavy look, not sleepy, but as if he didn't care about any thing that was going on about any thing; but as if he would think like a hurricane if he once got worked up to it.

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