At length Johnson undertook the adventure in which so many aspirants had failed.
It then proceeds to receive the nomination of various aspirants to the position of party candidate for the presidency.
Where this happens there is much room for the display of tactical skill by the party managers in persuading delegates who favor one of the less prominent aspirants to transfer their votes to the person who seems most likely to unite the party.
It was the lowest of the great offices of state and hence it was regularly the first sought by aspirants to a political career (cursus honorum) .
Hume's cheerful temper, his equanimity, his kindness to literary aspirants and to those whose views differed from his own won him universal respect and affection.