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Examples of Burke
It seemed to him strange that he had never thought of visiting the ruined church when he lived close by at the northern end of the lake.
Hardly enough to float a boat of her size.
He was too proud and too dignified for that form of degradation; and he perhaps sacrificed his popularity to his intellectual dignity, and the glorious consciousness of being a national benefactor,-as a real statesman seeks to be, and is, when he falls back on the elemental principles of justice and morality, like a late Premier of England, one of the most conscientious statesmen that ever controlled the destinies of a nation.
I cannot enumerate the magnificent bursts of eloquence which electrified the whole country when Webster stood out as the defender of the Constitution, when he combated secession and defended the Union.
Very few people at the North dreamed of war.
He uttered disagreeable truths,-as all prophets do,-and they took up stones to stone him,-to stone him for the bravest act of his whole life, in which a transcendent wisdom appeared, and which will be duly honored when the truth shall be seen.