d said determinedly, Wendell Phillips is as good an orator as either of them!
He was chagrined, however, at Phillips's later public course,--his support of Socialism and General Butler.
Neither did he like Phillips's Phi Beta Kappa oration, in which he advocated the dagger and dynamite for tyrants.
A tyrant, said Professor Child, is what anyone chooses to imagine.
My hired man may consider me a tyrant and blow me up according to Mr. Phillips' s principle.
The assassins of Garfield and McKinley evidently supposed that they were ridding the earth of two of the worst tyrants that ever existed.
Professor Child was exceptionally liberal.
He even supported Woman Suffrage for a time, but he held Socialism in a kind of holy horror, --such as one feels of a person who is always making blunders.
In 1878 Professor Child and some other political reformers were elected to a Congressional convention and went with the hope of securing a candidate who would represent the educated classes,--