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y, put into one mass and boiled down, would not furnish an amalgam that could be compared to the most indifferent of them. How many Popes and McClellan would be take to make one Lee or Jackson? This superiority of the Southern mind on the Northern was felt in the war of the Revolution and continued to be felt as long as the two sections constituted one people. The North felt it, if it did not acknowledge it, and experienced in the presence of the South the same uneasy feeling which Shakespeare makes Augustus confess that he felt in the presence of Auguste. The North was over-crowed by the South, and felt itself compelled to submit with however had a grace, to a superiority implanted by nature itself, and not to be over . It was the presence of the South in the grand council of the country that kept together the elements of the Government. Assault as it withdrew, it became palpable to the World that the North was utterly incapable of old government. Liberty was overturned in
difference between freedom and slavery, and capable of going from slavery to freedom as we would from a prison to the open air. Go and tell a pet bird, catched and bred in a cage, of the glories of the field and woods and open the door to him — will he fly away. He may stupidly get out of the cage and be lost and die. --Take some or cannibal Pacific Islander, who does not know a written language, and give him a lecture on the philosophy of Bacon, the oratory of Burke, and the poetry of Shakespeare, and see how much love of literature and learning you can awaken in him. Take a Digger Indian who has lived on worms and roots all his days, as his father did before him, and give him — half worth and half root as he is — the bill of fare of the Tremont House or him to select dishes for his dinner. Take a Casper Hauser, and the prisoner of half a century in the Bastile, and talk to them of freedom and it would be the same. Let us, then, exercise our reason a minute: First, then, th<
ul means to accomplish it, cannot be doubted. He saw but too plainly that the freedom of the seas was essential to the prosperity of France, and that the conquest of the whole continent could not supply that one want. He was a great and original genius, but it never entered his head that the best way to contend with a great naval power was to blow up all his ships. That idea is of later origin, and deserves all the credit for originality that can be claimed by the admirers of Homer and Shakespeare for the most original of their conceptions. Any man who will take the trouble to consult Leanne's Journal, in that part which relates to the harbor of Cherbourg, will see with what prodigious energy Napoleon pushed his naval preparations long after the battle of Trafalgar had destroyed the French marine. The Spartans never thought of destroying the ships of their allies in the Peloponnesian war because the Athenian were the stronger at sea. Notwithstanding the disaster at Syracuse,
th one year in the penitentiary, and a recommendation of the prisoner to the clemency of the Executive. William D. Bowman, who was found guilty, on Thursday, of the involuntary manslaughter of George Balley, a trooper, and fined one cent, was called to the bar for sentence. The Judge announced his term of imprisonment in the city jail at thirty days. Austin Conley is to be tried to-day on the charge of receiving stolen goods. Mayor's Court, Oct. 24th.--A mulatto boy, named Shakespeare, belonging to Thomas Phillips, was arraigned for mistaking the pavement of Broad street for his master's kitchen, about 2 o'clock on Thursday morning. The watchmen deemed him drunk, and his Honor coincided with them in opinion. Ordered a licking. Joseph Wingfield, clerk in Major Griswold's office, gave security to be of good behavior on the charge of interfering with certain city police officers while executing a search warrant in the house of Thomas Bradford, on Franklin street.
. His hair is black, and was furnished to order by Bachelor, of New York. In religion he is at times a devout Catholic — at least he followed closely in the footsteps of the Pope during one of his campaigns — and at others he is a colporteur for the American Tract Society--at any rate he has probably left more tracks in Virginia than any other white man; and, according to the papers, always goes into battle with a family Bible under one arm and a Greek Testament in the coat tail pocket, which he reads during the intervals of the fighting. He is abstemious in his habits, having been known to live nine days off of one sardine and a barrel of whiskey. In dress he is extremely neat, never wearing a shirt more than three months without changing it. To sum up, Stonewall, in private life is — as Shakespeare says--"a man as is a man, that we may never look upon his like again." In his military capacity he is, to quote Sheridan Knowles, "in peace a lamb, in war--a lam'er
taper; and for the song of the viol, there are the meanings of death. The class is well embodied in Falstaff, in his life, also in his death. No death in Shakespeare is more sadly impressive to me than that of Falstaff. In other deaths there is the sweetness of innocence, or the force of passion. Desdemona expires in her gded and easily deceived, would not quit even a worthless man in his helpless hour, nor speak severely of him when that hour was ended. Here is the greatness of Shakespeare; he never forgets our nature, and in the most unpromising circumstances he compels us to feel its sacredness. The last hours of Falstaff he enshrouds in the diof green fields. How now, Sir John, quoth I; what, man, be of good cheer. So a cried out God, God, God! three or four time — then all was cold." Thus, as Shakespeare pictures, a man of pleasure died. Even upon him nature again exerts his away; the primitive delights of childhood revisit his final dreaming, and he plays with
do not like to say how many, for gallantry would forbid us to intimate even indirectly that Mrs. Fanny Kemble Butler is an old woman,) seeing the popular Fanny Kemble when she first appeared upon the boards in the United States. She personated, on that occasion, Juliet, and never was passionate and self-sacrificing love more powerfully represented. But when she came to be linked in the bonds of matrimony with a real Romeo, she made the poor victim the the day he was born. The Romeo of Shakespeare met a fate which was mercy itself compared to marrying such a Juliet. A more complete virago and termagant never afflicted an unhappy son of Adam. Finding that she could not be master and her liege lord a slave, Juliet betook herself to the independence of separation, and the book she has just published is but one of many ebullitions of interminable spleen and rancor against her husband.--She is one of the most strong-minded, strong bodied, bilious, and spiteful old women who infest the
ny evidences of weakness — any symptoms of a collapse? It Lincoln and Seward have been able to discover any, they have keener eyesight than any man in this Confederacy. From the evidence on the trial of the Cato conspirators in London, it appeared that two of the leaders had a vehement dispute as to which of them should have Chatsworth, the well known seat of the Duke of Devonshire, after they should have overthrown the existing Government and set up one of their own in its stead. Shakespeare has recorded a similar quarrel between Hotspur and Owen Glendower, with regard to the boundaries of their respective kingdoms, which they had not then conquered. The rope of the executioner, in the first instance, and the sword of King Henry, in the second, settled the claims of the rival potentates. In the same manner the bayonets of the Confederates will dis cse of the pretensions of Seward and his comrades dust recovered from a mortal terror, induced by- Lee's invasion of Pennsylvani
y 9½ o'clock prisoners, wagons, and Confederates were on their way back. The Yankees came on immediately with a force three times our number in infantry and cavalry and six pieces of artillery.--They were so repulsed and kept in check that, after a pursuit of ten miles, they returned, bringing many wounded and dead — among the latter three Captains. But in such a rage — brutes in fury — they avenged themselves on the citizens, making the night hideous and fearful. Byron's Darkness' and Shakespeare's 'Dream of Clarence,' had they been real, would not have been a shade compared with it. The town was fired in eleven places, and naught but the secret watchfulness and vigilance of the men, women, and children — the strong, merciful will of our Heavenly Father, who calmed the night into stillness, and about day-dawn gave us relief in a heavy rain — saved the town from entire conflagration. About 12 o'clock three men — brutes — came banging against our kitchen-door, and would hav
New York and other cities in the winter of 1855. Mr. Thackeray made a large sum of money by these lectures. A writer in the London Critic gives the following rather unfavorable criticism upon. Thackeray, yet all who are familiar with his writings will acknowledge that there is much truth in it: Unlike Dickens, Thackeray has more genius than geniality. Where there is genius of the highest kind, the geniality wall always be in proportion, as we see in the illustrious instance of Shakespeare. But in genius of a high kind, though not of the highest, geniality, as in the case of Dante may be altogether wanting. Without genius of the highest kind without genius of a high kind. Thackeray is as destitute of geniality as it is possible for a man of genius to be. Even more important than faith in God is faith in nature. This faith Thackeray does his utmost to destroy. He paints; he seldom , but he seems to delight in painting only such life as can be seen in London Clubs and P
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