the king's attorney, and the frank, honest, and independent George Wythe, a lover of classic learning, accustomed to guide the house by his strong understanding and single-minded integrity, exerted all their powers to moderate the tone of the hot and virulent resolutions;
Fauquier to Lords of Trade, 5 June, 1765, and 11 May, 1776. while John Randolph, the best lawyer in the colony, singly
Dunmore to Dartmouth, 25 June, 1775. resisted the whole proceeding.
But, on the other side, George Johnston, of Fairfax, reasoned with solidity and firmness, and Henry flamed with impassioned zeal.
Lifted beyond himself, Tarquin, he cried, and Caesar,
chap XIII.} 1765 May. had each his Brutus; Charles the First, his Cromwell; and George the Third—— Treason!
shouted the Speaker; treason, treason!
was echoed round the house, while Henry, fixing his eye on the first interrupter, continued without faltering, may profit by their example!
Letter from Virginia, 14 June, 1765.
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