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-