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the three greatest lawyers, each in his peculiar sphere, of whom I ever had any knowledge: Jeremiah Mason, Daniel Webster, and Rufus Choate. The consummate ability and skill shown by him in perhaps one of his most important trials,--the case of Ware vs. Ware, which I have mentioned,--has nearly tempted me into a description of the trial. But I am warned that I cannot do Mr. Mason fair justice, nor delineate him so that others can be brought to see and appreciate with me this consummate skillWare, which I have mentioned,--has nearly tempted me into a description of the trial. But I am warned that I cannot do Mr. Mason fair justice, nor delineate him so that others can be brought to see and appreciate with me this consummate skill in cross-examination of witnesses, without taking more space than I dare devote even to so great a topic. To show him as he was in that trial, and as he appeared to me, would require a verbatim report of the whole case. The contemplation of his efforts and of the possibilities which were open to me in the profession of the law, convinced me that there were higher vocations in life than being either a doctor or a clergyman, and I resolved that I would take, as my sphere of study and labor, t