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The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], The capture of Commodore Robinson's pleasure yacht. (search)
f this truth. Soon after the war of 1812, he astonished the natives' by dashing into Richmond in Stephen Girard's carriage and four, driven by white postilions. It was reported at the time that the Philadelphia banker had made him a present of ten thousand dollars. He strutted and cut 'great swells.' That was his first visit, and it will be his last. He will never see Richmond again, unless he be brought there to be hung as a traitor and rebel, on Capitol Square.--It is no wonder that Watkins Leigh drank that memorable toast, 'Halloo, Scott, a fool for luck,' He talks of being in Richmond by the 15th of July !! He don't know that 'tempora mutanter,' he never read the 'Classics,' he don't understand Latin. A strutting peacock, to falk of being in Richmond and Memphis by the middle of July !--'tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis.'" Of all the "unkind cuts" Scott ever received in peace or war, this talking Latin at him, and telling him he don't understand it, is the "mos