He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet.1
Speech on Hamilton, March 10, 1831. P. 200.
Note 1. He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion: he embraced the old statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.Barry Yelverton (Lord Avonmore): On Blackstone. [back]