, I shall not remain silent, sir, while I have a voice that is not dumb in this assembly.
The gentleman, sir, cannot expostulate this matter to any further time that was more suitable than now. He talk, sir, of the Herculaneum revolutions whereby republics is hurried into Antarctic regions, and the works of centuries refrigerated to ashes; but, sir, we can tell him indefatigably, that the consequences therefrom, multiplied subterraneously by everlasting principles contended for thereby, can no more shake this resolution than can the roar of Niagara
rejuvenate around these walls, or the howl of the midnight tempest conflagrant a marble statue into ice. That's what I told them!"’