The adage that: no man is a hero to his valet, may be coupled with one that: every man is a hero to his child; which fact the writer promises to bear ever in mind, endeavoring to anticipate the modifications of those candid friends whose friendship is never so demonstrative as when clipping one’s wings. But it is a matter of some regret that a person who feels compelled thus to issue a self-denying ordinance, should have been selected to write, for the Florida Historical Society, the biography of Senator Yulee; since any historical narrative must have a strong element of hero-worship in order to make a substantial picture for the general reader.
Yulee, C. Wickliffe
"Senator Yulee: A Biographical Sketch by C. Wichliffe Yulee,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 2:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol2/iss1/7