He possessed every virtue of the great commanders, without their vices. He was a foe without
hate; a friend without treachery; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a
Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guilt. He was a Caesar without his ambition; a
Frederick without his tyranny; a Napoleon without his selfishness; and a Washington without his
reward. He was obedient to authority as a servant, and loyal in authority as a true king. He was
gentle as a woman in life; modest and pure as a virgin in thought; watchful as a Roman vestal in
duty; submissive to law as Socrates, and grand in battle as Achilles.
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