Dr. Palfrey has perpetuated his permanent judgment in his History of New England, vol.
v. .487, where he refers to those great men of New England who, in the three special crises of her history, abased themselves to take the lead in deserting and withstanding her righteous cause.
Two of these were the Colonial governors, Dudley and Hutchinson, and the third, not named, was Webster. Theodore Parker traced a parallel between him and Strafford and Arnold.
Emerson said of him, in the Cambridge City Hall, Every drop of blood in this man's veins has eves that look downward.
Whittier wrote of him as Ichabod,—
the light withdrawn Which once he wore! The glory from his gray hairs gone Forevermore. Then, pay the reverence of old days To his dead fame; Walk backward, with averted gaze, And hide the shame! Adams said publicly of Mann, that he had boldly taken the great traitor by the throat and held him up to the view of the people of Massachusetts; and after th