“I was never more astonished” upon meeting Garrison !

“Josiah Copley, editor of a religious paper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, happening to be in Boston in 1832, called on Garrison after some hesitation.  ‘I never was more astonished’, he wrote.  ‘All my preconceptions were at fault. My ideal of the man was that of a stout, rugged, dark-visaged desperado  — something like we picture a pirate.  He was a quiet, gentle and I might say handsome man  — a gentleman indeed, in every sense of the word.'”  (Told by Robert V. Remini, in A Portrait of America , by Stephen Oates)

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