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Henry Clay once spoke of the Irish as resembling the Kentuckians in a good many features of character. In their impulsiveness, generosity, readiness for a fight or a frolic, the Kentuckians and Irish seemed, to Mr. Clay, very much alike; and, perhaps, also, in another quality: that unbounded capacity of being led estray byMr. Clay, very much alike; and, perhaps, also, in another quality: that unbounded capacity of being led estray by demagogues which has caused Lord Brougham to observe that the Irish "may be deceived by the same person nine times in succession, and they will believe him just as implicitly the tenth; nay, were he to confess that he had willfully deceived them to suit a purpose of his own, they would only consider this a proof of his honesty, abe believed in, not to believe. They do not feel called upon to believe in themselves The only possible way to deceive them is to tell them the truth. If Henry Clay had lived to see this day, another and more painful association between Ireland and the South might have suggested itself to his mind. He would have seen the d
eodore Parker superior to Moses. That is the way for a people to think of themselves, if they want to be happy and to have other people think well of them. Whilst every member of the Massachusetts Legislature is honored with a biographical and genealogical sketch in the newspapers, the gravestone at Monticello is crumbling into dust, few of us know where Madison or John Marshall, and a host of other great men are buried, and until lately we have had no other memorial of Patrick Henry and Henry Clay than the tavern sign in Clay's old neighborhood at Ashland, which bears on its two sides a "counterfeit presentment" of each of those two illustrious sons of Hanover, who deserved a better fate than to be gibbeted in such style for the inspection of posterity. We can never admire enough the heroic assurance with which New England has made the rest of the country believe that they were all descended from the Pilgrim Fathers, and has quietly taken into its own hands the management of the en
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