ers. Notwithstanding his great abilities Daniel was always modest, and disposed to under rather than overestimate himself. Shortly after his graduation he took occasion to express himself thus, in speaking to some friends:
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It is a safe rule to let the world pronounce you great before you call attention to your own greatness.
CHAPTER XI. DANIEL AS AN ORATOR.
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