ity of the Northern character, which render it stanch, strong, and seaworthy, which bind it together, as with iron, are drawn out one by one, like the bolts from the ill-fated vessel, and out of the miserable loosened fragments is formed that human anomaly—A Northern man with Southern principles. Such a man is no true son of Massachusetts.
There is a precious incident in the life of one whom our country has delighted to honor, furnishing an example that we shall do well to imitate.
When Napoleon, having reached the pinnacle of military honor, lusting for a higher title than that of First Consul, caused a formal vote to be taken on the question, whether he should be declared Emperor of France, Lafayette, at that time in retirement, and only recently, by the intervention of the First Consul, liberated from the dungeons of Olmutz, deliberately registered his No. At a period, in the golden decline of his high career, resplendent with heroic virtues, revisiting our shores, the scene of