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is prepared to approve, the partition of the very country in which reside those men who chased them like hanted hares, when they ventured beyond their fortifications and who now hold them close prisoners in their stronghold. We do not recollect ever to have heard or read of anything quite so ridiculous. The thundering proclamations of the Chinese Mandarins, and their threats against the French and English "Rebels," are by no means fit to be mentioned as parallel absurdities. The King of Dahomey, when he rises up from his dinner, and announces his permission to all the monarchs of the earth to dine since his own repast has been conclude, is, no doubt, a tolerably ludicrous object. But he is beaten so far by his Yankee rivals, that it is hardly worth while to mention him in the same breath. The New York Herald, the most obsequious of slaves to the dynasty that has put its heel upon the neck of Yankeedom, echoes the threats of the Secretary with ferocious glee. "His plan," it