Anson Jones "Disses" Mirabeau B. Lamar
Future Republic of Texas President Anson Jones wrote:
"General Lamar may mean well ---- I am not disposed to impugn his motives ----- he has fine belles-lettres talents, and is an elegant writer. But his mind is altogether of a dreamy, poetic order, a sort of political troubadour and crusader, wholly unfit by habit or education for the active duties and the every-day realities of his present station. Texas is too small for a man of such wild, visionary, "vaulting ambition."
------ Anson Jones, 1839
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.