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86. and as soon as Daniel Webster showed his power and disposition to serve them, they rallied round him as the conservative leader, and followed as he led to the end of his career. Their typical man was Harrison Gray Otis, 1765-1848. a silvertongued orator, who bore a name honored in the colony, and who was a popular favorite, elected often to State and national offices, beginning life as a Federalist, and ending it with a protest against the antislavery cause; Boston Advertiser, April 3, 1848. He died Oct. 28, 1848. To his credit it should be remembered that he opposed the extension of slavery at the time of the Missouri Compromise. he sighed in his old age for a more aristocratic polity than ours, and fixed thirty years as the limit of our republican system. The predictions of his class as to the society of tie future were equally dismal. Washington Allston, who grew to be less of a republican as he grew older, said that if things went on as they promised, in eighty year
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
J. Q. Adams's death has caused a deep and wide sensation; the magnitude of the demonstration in his honor is without precedent. Longfellow's Evangeline has a success such as has fallen to no poem of our country before. Sumner welcomed the French Revolution of 1848. He did not overlook the perils which beset it, but he had faith that its results would be beneficent. His hopes were shared by few about him. Mr. Adams, however, treated the revolution hopefully in the Boston Whig, April 3, 1848. In letters to his brother George, then in Europe, he quoted the adverse opinions which prevailed in Boston along merchants and in society. His friend William Kent was even in favor of the Austrian rule in Italy. Sumner in this as other things was above the spirit about him, and through life was steadfast in his sympathy for the cause of liberty and republicanism in Europe. W. S. Robinson noted Sumner's solicitude for the spread and permanency of republicanism in Europe. Warrington