the tone the same?
Is not the eulogy of our Constitution as unqualified and as glowing?
Do you ever find the slightest allusion to the fact that one-sixth part of the inhabitants under it are denied those personal rights which make the sufferings of the Magyar peasant tame in comparison Throughout this flood of sublime eloquence which he has poured forth with such lavish genius to applauding crowds, when has he been heard to speak a word for three millions of people in this land, outraged and trampled under foot, to intimate that he sympathized with them, to hint that he knew of their existence?
Our country is “great, glorious, and free; the land of protection for the persecuted sons of freedom among the great brotherhood of nations.”
This is his language.
As I am speaking of one so much praised and trusted, let me read to you two or three lines, to show the tone in which he speaks of the Union
and courts have been occupied more fully, the last twelve months, with the recapture of fugitive slaves, and with the trial of men who had nobly aided them, than with any other cases whatever,--a Union of which Daniel Webster says the Fugitive Slave Bill
is the very bond and corner-stone, that it cannot exist without it; a Union pledged to pursue and recapture every man who has the heroism to escape from Southern bondage.
“Oppressed men will look to your memory as a token of God that there is hope for freedom on earth,” --this of a Union that returned Sims
and Long to their chains, and by which fugitives have been returned by dozens from Ohio
!--“because there is a people like you to feel its worth and support its cause.
has many things to learn from America
It has to learn the value of free institutions, and the expansive power of freedom.”
And this is a fair type of his general language.
You know it.