water to Clarkson and Wilberforce,--yes, to a safe salt-water distance.
[Laughter.] As Daniel Webster, when he was talking to the farmers of Western New York, and wished to contrast slave labor and free labor, did not dare to compare New York with Virginia,--sister States, under the same government, planted by the same race, worshipping at the same altar, speaking the same language,--identical in all respects, save that one in which he wished to seek the contrast; but no; he compared it with Cuba,--[cheers and laughter,]--the contrast was so close!
[Renewed cheers.] Catholic — Protestant; Spanish--Saxon; despotism — municipal institutions; readers of Lope de Vega and of Shakespeare; mutterers of the Masschildren of the Bible!
But Virginia is too near home!
So is Garrison!
One would have thought there was something in the human breast which would sometimes break through policy.
These noble-hearted men whom I have named must surely have found quite irksome the constant practice of