Speaking to posterity.
--Many of the members of the General Assembly of Virginia
are in the habit of "speaking to posterity," as John Randolph
's friend did in the U. S. Congress forty years ago. They certainly do not speak to any question now before them. "I am not speaking to the question now before us," said Randolph
's friend; "I am speaking to posterity.""And if you speak much longer," said old Roanoke
, "you'll have your audience before you."