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1 Webster's Works, vol. v. pp. 433, 434; vol. VI. pp. 559. 560, 561. ‘Massachusetts grows fervid over Pennsylvania wrongs; while Pennsylvania herself is not excited by any sense of such wrongs, and complains of no injustice.’
2 Webster's Works, vol. II. p. 582; vol. VI. p. 578. He said at Capon Springs, Va., June, 1850 (Curtis's ‘Life of Webster,’ vol. II. p. 516): ‘And when nothing else will answer, they invoke religion and speak of a higher law. Gentlemen, this North Mountain is high; the Blue Ridge higher still; the Alleghany higher than either; and yet this higher law ranges farther than an eagle's flight above the highest peaks of the Alleghany [laughter]. No common vision can discern it; no conscience not transcendental and ecstatic can feel it; the hearing of common men never listens to its high behests.’
3 Webster's Works, vol. v. p. 433; vol. VI. p. 572. ‘No drum-head in the longest day's march was ever more incessantly beaten and smitten than public sentiment in the North has been, every month and day and hour, by the din and roll and rub-a-dub of Abolition writers and Abolition lecturers.’
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