History of The great American Fortunes

History of The great American Fortunes
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DID EVER A MAN OF WEALTH have more in panegyrics than that conquering money hero of these present times, J. Pierpont Morgan?  Long since, his fame was trumpeted to the four quarters of the earth.  His copious praises have been chanted with an extravagance that in the case of anyone else would have been rejected as turgid.  Most mighty patriot and unexcelled public-spirited citizen, great financier and noble philanthropist, marvellous “captain of industry” and conservator of the social structure, friend of kings, and king among men — these are but a selected few of the apotheoses too often seriously accepted by the people at large.  One writer in particular, raptly reaching up for a large expression of homage, has touched almost the climax of adoration in emblazoning him, “Morgan the Magnificent.”1

MORGAN’S EXQUISITE REPUTATION.

Many a hired or acquiescent scribe, plying well his trade, has reeled out his effusions ;  and the total of these has produced a certain settled, aggregate public opinion which looks up to Morgan with unabated awe and adoration.  In the firmament of wealth no man shines out more dazzlingly than he.