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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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ted music, through the song of Burns. The rivers and lakes of Scootland murmur and flash through the pages of Scott. Byron makes us familiar with the Tagus and the Rhine, as with our own bed chambers.--But what bard is so strong in verse that he can make James River and Gillie's Creek, and Shockoe, and Westham, and Falling Creeks — all proper streams enough, and wanting nothing but immortal song to make them immortal — anything but vulgar? Suppose we take a hero, Smith, famous for killing Indians, as Achilles was famed for killing Trojans, and place him in a similar predicament with Achilles, when Simois and Xanthus joined streams to overwhelm him — suppose we put him in the falls of James River near Haxall's mills — what muse will condescend, upon our invitation, to sing the horrors of the "Diving Rock," or the dark mystery that closes around "Little Hell?" What divinity shall we invoke to out the knot of the difficulty when we shall have once gotten him in the water? And our mou
and the Southern Confederacy. The Cherokees have cleared out the abolition emissaries among them. All the tribes were to hold a general council on the 8th of April. The schooner Twilight, in the employment of the Federal Government, about proceeding under orders to the fort at Tortugas, was seized at A tansas, Texas, and is to be put in service in the waters of Matagorda Bay. Governor Vidaurri writes from Monterey 24th ult., to the San Antonio Herald, that his portion of the country has suffered as much as Texas from the depredations of the Lipans and Mescalaro Indians. He disclaims energetically the imputation that Mexico has had anything to do with their recent atrocities towards Texas, and seems to think that parties in Texas are preparing to invade his territory. He hopes that such is not the case, but says he will defend his country if it should be invaded. The prospect of crops is universally spoken of as better than has been known before for many years.