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ESSAYS,

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL;

OR,

Studies of Character.

BY

HENRY T. TUCKERMAN.

"All my life long

I have beheld with most respect the man

Who knew himself, and knew the ways before him;

And from amongst them chose considerately,

With a clear foresight,-not a blindfold courage;

And, having chosen, with a steadfast mind

Pursued his purposes."-TAYLOR, Philip Van Artevelde.

BOSTON:

PHILLIPS, SAMPSON AND COMPANY.

187 from the Cadmus bookshop ·

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

HENRY T. TUCKERMAN,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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