unless the necessity of the controversy called for them for his self defence. His manner was grave and self-possessed, vehement and severe at times, and his delivery was what might be expected from a man of clear head and sound heart--full of his subject and earnestly intent on his purpose. His discourses, though they were the result of the most elaborate reflection and study, bore none of the ordinary marks of preparation. His subjects were not treated in the mode or order of the rhetorician, but his power of analysis and description was so perfect that they were at once placed in so striking a light as to need no further illustration. And in his replies, the vulnerable points of his adversary were often made so apparent by his simple exposition of them, as to require no other refutation. In this respect his skill was wonderful, and shewed him to be a thorough master of his great art. It rendered him most formidable in deliberative assemblies, and gave him a controlling power over all subjects under discussion.

Mr. CALHOUN was through life the opened and determined foe of corruption and of every thing approaching it, whatever phase it might assume--whether in power or out of power. He scorned indirection and intrigue. Demagogueism he loathed. He had no relish for the applause of the day, and no sympathy with those who seek it--its triumphs bad no attractions for him. He did not believe that it was his mission to watch the popular gale and connect himself with the conceits which are thrown up on the surface of society, but to give to his fellow men his own convictions founded on the lights of his own judgment and the dictates of his own conscience.

Deeply read in the Scriptures, he manifested on all proper occasions a profound reverence for their truth, and a sense of religious obligation. It indeed is the lot of few men to possess a character so complete in all its essential points, and forming so perfect a whole.

He who could accomplish so much as Mr. CALHOUN has done, must have been no ordinary man. His success in any one of the branches of his career, as an Administrator, as a Statesman, or as an Orator, is worthy of the ambition of the most aspiring. He was exclusively the architect of his own fortune. He husbanded the scanty opportunities for improvement of his early youth, and by study, reflection, and self-training, prepared himself for his future eminence. By

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