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iety of Harvard University. reference to Dr. Channing. eloquent Extract from the oration. Mr. Sumner's method of meeting the slave power. his Compliment to John Q. Adams. his Apostrophe to Daniel Webster. his letter to R. C. Winthrop. his Distrust of the Whig party. argument on the Validity of Enlistments. speech on the wars of our best school reading-books have drawn several passages as models for the student. At the dinner following the delivery of this admirable discourse, John Quincy Adams justly gave this sentiment: The memory of the scholar, the jurist, the artist, the philanthropist; and not the memory, but the long life, of the kindred spirtutional legislation, and even by amendment of the Constitution, that slavery may be reached. Mr. Sumner then paid this brief, but memorable compliment to John Quincy Adams, the old man eloquent, who, as a true representative of the anti-slavery sentiment of the North, was fearlessly opposing the aggressions of the slaveholding
shall be the true American system. . . . The old and ill-compacted party organizations are broken: from their ruins is now formed a new party,--The Party of Freedom. There are good men who longed for this, and have died without the sight. John Quincy Adams longed for it. William Ellery Channing longed for it. Their spirits hover over us, and urge us to persevere. Let us be true to the moral grandeur of our cause. Have faith in truth, and in God who giveth the victory. Oh! a fair cause stant all? And what is our one idea? It is the idea which combined our fathers on the heights of Bunker Hill. It is the idea which carried Washington through a seven-years war; which inspired Lafayette; which touched with coals of fire the lips of Adams, Otis, and Patrick Henry. Ours is an idea which is at least noble and elevating: it is an idea which draws in its train virtue, goodness, and all the charities of life, all that makes earth a home of improvement and happiness. Her path, where'e