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11 > Page 11 of Addresses delivered in honor of John Marshall Day, by members of the Fayette County Bar, February 4, 1901, Lexington, Ky.

ments; that great and eminent success in some line of intellectual vocation is an indication that failure would have followed if he had been called to another profes- sion, and had attempted to work in other lines. This contradicts the history of mankind. I believe in the integrity of the intellect: in its capacity to discharge all of the duties of life; I believe that if a man is capable of rising to eminence by faithful and patient daily dis- charge of duty in any department, it is presumptive evi- dence that he would have succeeded in any other de- partment; and this has been singularly illustrated in America. Our great soldiers have been our great citi- zens; our great lawyers and judges have been our most eminent statesmen. It is not an unusual life in which a man has succeeded on the battle-field, at the bar, in the halls of Congress, and wherever else he has been called to display intellectual activity. There is a vast difference between universality of intellect and versatil- ity of intellect. It is a somewhat ignoble illustration, but it is also somewhat apt, that great intellect has the quality of the elephant's snout, which can tear down the huge tree of the forest and pick up a pin from the ground. This very bar has names upon its rolls that it would be difficult to determine in which department of activity the men achieved the highest eminence. Look- ing upon him who stands in bronze in the middle of Cheapside, what will the world hereafter say Was he greater as orator, as statesman, as soldier, or as typical Kentucky gentleman And the same cau be said of others who have passed from us in life, but remain with us in immortal influence. To this class John Marshall be- longed. He undertook no work in which he did not suc- ceed; he was called to no vocation in which he did not rise to the eminence which his opportunities made pos- sible; and he was called to vocations that are radically antipodal and which called for qualities apparently es- 11