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[338] numbers, and colors. He never recognizes persons by their dress, or by the color of anything pertaining to them.

He tells a story admirably, and acts it out to the life. He makes a great deal of fun, and keeps others in a roar of laughter, while he is sober himself For his fun, he is as much indebted to the manner as to the matter. He makes his jokes mainly by happy comparisons, striking illustrations, and the imitative power with which he expresses them.

He possesses a great amount of native talent, but it is so admirably distributed, that he appears to have more than he actually possesses.

His attachment to his friends is remarkably strong and ardent. But he will associate with none except those whose moral characters are unimpeachable.

He expects and anticipates a great deal; enters largely into things; takes hold of every measure with spirit; and is always overwhelmed with business. Move where he will, he cannot be otherwise than a distinguished man.

That this description was remarkably accurate in most particulars will be obvious to those who have read the preceding anecdotes. It is not true, however, that he was enthusiastic in character, or that he had the appearance of being so. He was far too

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