ent characterization of the man, high appreciation of his services in staving off the annexation of Texas, and a just
Ante, 1.153; 2.196, 197. explanation of his failure as a consequence of his not insisting on immediate emancipation, was of course added the sincerest acknowledgment of personal indebtedness.
The sonnet of 1831 was quoted again, and a new
Ante, 1.272. one (not a better) composed by way of epitaph.
Mr. Garrison expressed his desire to carry out a promise made to Lundy in Baltimore, to write his biography in case he survived;
Lundy had made a similar engagement, of a mutual kind, with his friend Thomas Hoge, of Nashville, whose death was announced to him in April, 1835, when nearing Natchez ( Life, p. 178). and this promise he would no doubt have kept as a peculiar duty, if Lundy's relatives had been favorably disposed.
As it was, they chose Thomas Earle, whose very inadequate and inaccurate performance—the only Life of Lundy yet written—was published in Philad