so funny, as the mathematical epithets with which Johnson silenced the fishwoman.
But on page 233, speaking of Calhoun's dispatch to Pakenham of 18th April, 1844, he drops his favorite epithet doctrinaire, for Liar!
Calhoun died 31st March, 1850.
He had been in his grave over thirty years. His fame is part of the inheritance of the whole American people.
It is much to be regretted that such language concerning him should now appear in 1882 under so respectable an imprint as that of Houghton, Mifflin & Co. In justice to them, we assume that in their extensive business, it is impossible for them personally to supervise all that comes from their press.
They are compelled to entrust much to others.
Let us see on what this charge of lying rests.
The following is the extract from Calhoun's dispatch to Pakenham, quoted by von Holst.
The United States have heretofore declined to meet her (Texas') wishes; but the time has now arrived when they can no longer refuse, consistently