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The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], The right of free speech Vindicated in Massachusetts. (search)
e a cup of clear water to the frost. Observe it, and even when the cold begins to fill its transparent substance with beautiful spicule of ice, if you agitate the mass it will not immediately freeze; but give it in that condition a very short period of rest, and it becomes a rock, hardly yielding to the energies of gunpowder and fire! So have we found the South. They were once undecided. Time and the stupidity of our Government have consolidated a hesitating into a hostile people. Yet Mr. Gordon is a traitor if he calls a fool a fool. A picture of New England society which is not at, all Flattering. New England to-day is covered with societies, in which the best of men and women conscientiously but reluctantly, and the worst of men and women eagerly and with a devilish delight, perform the part of spies and informers upon each other. To say that such a gigantic system of mutual espionage does not tend to degrade character, is simply to say that caves dropping and tale-be