ness; while he is, in fact, a saint going through the fire for his faith, and a hero saving the republic.
So banal are externals, so deep is reality.
But our present interest in the incident lies in this — that it measures the separation of Massachusetts from the ordinary standards of Europe.
Frederick Douglass was almost a man of genius and he looked like a man of genius.
His photograph at the time of his escape from slavery might be the photograph of a musician or a painter.
He was the kth not to talk about slavery in private conversation, and not to treat the negro as a human being.
The South had succeeded in imposing this conviction upon the whole North.
The patriotism of all classes, wrote Edward Everett, Governor of Massachusetts, in a message to his Legislature, the patriotism of all classes must be invoked to abstain from discussion, which by exasperating the master, can have no other effect than to render more oppressive the condition of the slave.