No upright and honor able citizen must ever expect a jury
impanelled in the public service to bolster up his own resentment or enmity or
other passions, nor will he go to law to gratify them. If possible he will
exclude them from his heart: if he cannot escape them, he will at least cherish
them calmly and soberly. In what circumstances, then, ought a politician or an
orator to be vehement? When all our national interests are imperilled; when the
issue lies between the people and their adversaries. Then such is the part of a
chivalrous and patriotic citizen.