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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
n the walls of our own Parliament during the discussion on the Reform and Emancipation bills. James W. Grimes said in a speech , at Burlington, Iowa: His [Sumner's] speech fell short in invective of the philippics of Randolph, Calhoun, McDuffie, Hayne, Prentiss, and Henry A. Wise. It was diluted when compared to Webster's onslaught upon Charles J. Ingersoll. ´╝łGrimes's life, p. 80.) The style of debate. marked by threats and epithets, which the partisans of slavery in Congress had long practoccasion; the severe and awful truth which the sharp agony of the national crisis demanded, itself enough for immortality. Cassius M. Clay thought the speech far the best one of the session, . . . standing right alongside with Webster's reply to Hayne, and destined to confer upon the author immortality as a parliamentary debater. E. Rockwood Hoar thought that if death had been the sequel, no man could have desired a nobler epitaph than the speech, and assured Sumner of support in everything t