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Great Man's Compliments

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While it is well known that Daniel Webster, in speaking of General Taylor's candidacy for the office of president, pronounced it "a nomination not fit to be made," he never failed to do justioe to the general's military abilities and eminent service in the field. On one occasion he paid the old soldier a delicate and well deserved compliment. General Taylorwas complaining of the crowds of people who daily besieged him soon after his accession to the presidency. "They interfere, " he said, "with my official engagements and viólate my domestic retirement, but still 1 do not wish to turn my back npon my f rienda. " "You never did npon your enemies, general," Mr. Webster instantly replied. A compliment of another sort, and more surprising, considering its sonrce, was one given by Mr. Webster, though the object of it was not present to hear. Some one was speaking of the remarkably beautiful eyes of a handsome woman, and one yonng enthusiast said, "They remind me, with their long, dark eyelashes, of artillery in ambuscade." "They should rather be compared to heat lightniug," said another. "Not so, " put in Mr. Webster, with a perfectly grave face, "for you must certainlv be aware. mv ñcur kít t.ha


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