Spict and Graphic,
--Henry Winter Davis
is thus done up by the Nashville Banner
was considered, while in Congress, one of the most talented, and certainly the most indecent member, next to Sickles
He is essentially a vivid illustration of rowdyism; civilized by training and education, without being Christianized in principle.
Of a mind vulgar by nature, but large and capable, he has contrived to scoop up, like a sponge; both the lustre and the dirt of life.
He has a singular knack of excelling among a band of rioters, and appearing thereafter with success in the drawing room.
At a distance he is a handsome man. Although full five-and-forty years of age, he would pass for a man of five-and-twenty.
He has a keen; penetrating grey eye, a head of dark; curling hair, a pale, effeminate-complexion.
(some what of a brunette if he were a woman,) with a moustache prettily trimmed, with a view to the appearance of his mouth white speaking.
He is vain to excess; Unlike most of the ‘"b'hoys,it he does not dress " ’ flashy.
He is; all in all, a singular specimen of the vagabond-and man of genius combined,