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Presidential Candidates:

containing Sketches, Biographical, Personal and Political, of Prominent Candidates for the Presidency in 1860

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Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,126 / 290 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.6
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 270
Added to site: 2011.08.21
mnybks.net#: 30628
Genre: History
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n was at once felt. The compact brow expressed power, the eye genius, the lips force of character, the whole body stately dignity, as well as frankness. In his manners and conversation both in private and in public, Mr. Seward is one of the most natural of men. Nothing is forced or affected, but a pleasant negligence characterizes his manner.

Some men pass for great men because they are physically great and dignified, and because they utter few words and those in a sententious manner. Mr. Seward is not one of these dignitaries, but has won his greatness by hard work. He never was one of those brilliant geniuses who suddenly startle the world, but wrought out his reputation, and earned the honor which has been so freely accorded to him by his fellow-men.

In Auburn, Mr. Seward has long been personally very popular. His position is a happy one. He has moderate wealth--enough for all his wants--and there at least--however much his hospitality in the Capitol may savor of splendor--t

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