Edward Everett, Orator and Statesman

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SECRETARY OF STATE AND SENATOR

MR. EVERETT was given a warm welcome on his return to Washington. He had many friends there and a host of ardent admirers. To succeed Mr. Webster in the State Department was in itself a national and even an international distinction. He was soon, however, to establish a reputation on his own account as Secretary of State, and to attain a preeminence in the Cabinet that was in no sense less complete than that which had belonged to his predecessor. In Mr. Fillmore he was fortunate in finding a sympathetic Chief with whom it was easy as well as encouraging to work. The President was a man of solid, rather than brilliant, parts. He was safe and suave, and neither aggressive nor domineering. His large stature lent him the appearance of an autocrat or ruler; but his habitual attitude was one of courtesy and deference. He was conservative in much the same sense and along the same lines that Everett himself was conspicuous for conservatism. Like Everett, too, Mr. Fillmore believed in moderation as a principle, and disliked not only extreme positions, but extreme statements in supporting them. He had, however, none of Everett's genius nor brilliancy of intellectual attainments. He was not a man who shone so much as one who served and could be trusted. He and his new Secretary of State had known each other for several years, and, though both were old-fashioned Whigs, they were both of them adherents of the liberal or Unitarian position in religion.

Much the same might be said of the members of the Cabinet, who had been selected in large part by Mr. Webster because of their moderate views and their willingness to support the Compromise.1 The ablest of them was perhaps

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Rhodes: History of the United States, 1, 179.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xiii
  • I - Background and Beginning 1
  • II - Pegasus in the Pulpit 19
  • III - Wander Years 36
  • IV - The Greek Professor 61
  • V - Apollo in Politics 93
  • VI - Governor of Massachusetts 127
  • VII - Port After Stormy Seas 157
  • VIII- At the Court of Saint James' 188
  • IX - A Diplomat in London 220
  • X - President of Harvard 265
  • XI - An Interlude 302
  • XII - Secretary of State and Senator 329
  • XIII - The Orator 373
  • XIV - With the God of Battles 414
  • Index 473
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