A DISCOURSE
UPON THE LIFE, CHARACTER AND SERVICES 0F
DANIEL WEBSTER,
BY CHRISTIAN ROSELIUS.

Delivered in the Rev. Dr. Scott's Church, on the 9th of December, 1852, on the occasion of the Funeral Obsequies in honor Of CALHOUN, CLAY and WEBSTER.

We have assembled in this sacred temple, fellow-citizens, to pay our feeble tribute of respect to the memory of DANIEL WEBSTER, and to mingle our sorrow with that of the whole Nation for the bereavement occasioned by his death. During a period of nearly half a century, this eminent citizen occupied a prominent position in the councils of the Republic, and was always the watchful, able, fearless and successful champion of free institutions and true constitutional liberty, not only in his own country, but throughout the world. He stamped the impress of his mighty mind on the age in which he lived. He gave an impulse and direction to the astounding and almost miraculous development of the resources of the whole country, whether agricultural, commercial or manufacturing. His patriotism was lofty, ardent and unalloyed by any mean or selfish motives. As a Statesman, he was actuated by liberal and comprehensive views, never resorting to mere expedients for the purpose of temporising, or of avoiding official responsibility. As a Jurist, he stood preeminent, not only at the American Bar, but his opinions are quoted as authority, and command respect in the Courts of Westminster, as well as in the Halls of St. Stephen's; and, as an Orator, he has enriched the language with undying eloquence.

That the death of such a man should produce a profound sensation on the public mind, could not but be expected. It is indeed a public loss, and a cause of public mourning. How strikingly

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