contest, he wrote a vigorous letter to the Louisville Journal in November, 1851.
Apart from its value as an epitome of then current political history, it was one of the happiest literary successes, and has merits of the highest order.
Bold in its originality, grand in its conception, of brilliancy, depth and classic finish, it will vie with similar productions of the ablest masters.
We give an extract which forms a very picturesque characterization of Henry Clay:
Mr. Clay did fall in 1828, and from a lofty height; but sprang, as he always springs, like the antique wrestler, the stronger from his fall, more terrible on the rebound than he was ere shaken from his feet.
I have studied his life, his speeches, his actions, his character; I have heard him at the bar and in the Senate; I have seen him in his contests with other men, when all the stormy passions of his tempestuous soul were lashed by disappointment and opposition to the foaming rage of the ocean; when all the winds a