Death of Daniel Webster

October 29, 1852

Edmund Quincy, writing as editor, in the absence of Garrison, comments on Webster. He has “no praise from Mr. Webster”, but “has no disposition to employ bitter words, however fit, to describe his character and his public life.”  The article ends, with this note of the death:  “Disappointed, mortified, Ashamed, heart-broken, he turned his face to the wall and died.  It was the only thing left for him to do.”