traits of the Boston men of this period as they hang in private houses, libraries, and museums, where they appear like strong-featured, and, as Mr. Webster called them, solid men.
Their heads, as cut by artists in marble, if exhumed among the ruins of the buried city ages to come, would not be unworthy of a place with the busts which line the long hall of the Vatican.
The professions and journals, which direct the thought of a people, were at the time in a high degree conservative.
Dr. James Walker, then professor at Cambridge, was easily the first preacher.
King's Chapel, with Rev. Ephraim Peabody in the pulpit and worshippers of the best society in the pews, represented the churches.
Channing, that finest product of New England, was no longer living, to temper with his moral enthusiasm social and commercial opinion, and to set forth in weekly ministrations his lofty ideal of humanity.
In two Unitarian pulpits, those of James Freeman Clarke and F. D. Huntington, the spirit o