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n after the arrest of Messrs. Mason & Slidell, but from reasons unavoidable their publication has been delayed: 'Twas out upon mid-ocean that the San Jacinto hailed An English neutral vessel, while on her course she sailed; Then sent her traitor Fairfax, to board her with his crew, And beard the “British lion” with his “Yankee Doodle-doo.” The Yankees took her passengers, and put them on their ship, And swore that base secession could not give them the slip; But England says she'll have them, his “nigger craft” must certainly “feel small.” Of all the “Yankee notions” that ever had their birth, The one of searching neutrals affords the greatest mirth-- To the Southrons; but the Yankees will ever hate the fame Which gave to Wilkes and Fairfax their never-dying name. Throughout the North their Captain Wilkes received his meed of praise, For doing — in these civilized — the deeds of darker days; But England's guns will thunder along the Yankee coast, And show the aboli