o questionsintimates forbearing to ask the knowledge which it may be dangerous to have-all remind one of those foreign scenes which have hitherto been known to us, transatlantic republicans, only in books.
On the passage of the Black Bill, as the Abolitionists stigmatised the law, it was not believed that the moral sentiment of Boston would execute it, so horrified did the community seem.
But it was soon apparent to the venerable Josiah Quincy that The Boston of 1851 is not the Boston of 1775.
Boston, the sage goes on to remark, has now become a mere shop — a place for buying and selling goods; and, I suppose, also of buying and selling men.
The great idol of her shopkeepers, Daniel Webster, having striven mightily for the enactment of the hateful bill while Senator of the United States, had gone into Millard Fillmore's Cabinet, to labor yet more mightily for its enforcement.
The rescue of Shadrach, which Mr. Secretary of State characterized as a case of treason, set him to thu