ln every society some men arc born to rule and some to advise. Let the powers be well directed, directed by love, and they would everywhere be greeted with joy and honor. The chief is the chief all the world over, only not his cap and his plume, It is only their dislike of the pretender, which makes men sometimes unjust to the accomplished man. If society were transparent, the noble would everywhere be gladly received and accredited, and would not be asked for his day’s work, but would be felt as benefit, inasmuch as he was noble. That were his duty and stint, —to keep himself pure and purifying, the leaven of his nation. I think I see place and duties for a nobleman in every soci- ety ; but it is not to drink wine and ride in a fine coach, but to guide and adorn life for the multi- tude by forethought, by elegant studies, by perse- verance, self-devotion, and the remembrance of the humble old friend, by making his life secretly beau- tiful.

I call upon you, young men, to obey your heart and be the nobility of this land. In every age of "the world there has been a leading nation, one of a more generous sentiment, whose eminent citizens were willing to stand for the interests of general justice and humanity, at the risk of being called, by the men of the moment, chimerical and fantas- tic. Which should be that nation but these States?