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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 10, 1865., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 5 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 0 Browse Search
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Nothing in history, in poetry, or in fable, equals the devotion of the Northern bridegroom to the false Southern bride, except the inexhaustible assiduity of Menelaus to Helen after Paris had run away with his incomparable spouse. Menelaus persisting in running after Helen, after Helen had run away from him, is the only instaMenelaus persisting in running after Helen, after Helen had run away from him, is the only instance of such constancy on record. But Helen, with all her faults, was the animating soul of a great epic, and we do not wonder at the bewildered husband walking his deserted halls and feeding his love by gazing upon the many statues of his truant flame. But here the parallel comes to a halt. If Brother Jonathan had contented himbest of all jokes in the world is the terrific cudgeling which the mirthful tyrant administers to the luckless Judy and her child. It is Punch and Judy, and not Menelaus and Helen, that represent the Anglo-American idea of political wedlock. We have never been able to appreciate, however, the choice analogy of the Union to m