Nothing can be gotten from either but plagiarisms, poor imitations, feeble fancies.
Our coat-of-arms must be not only in accord with the higher law of heraldry, but, above all, original
, our own, and not another's.
Not one of the thousand writers on this topic has yet presented an original or appropriate idea.
Yet there is a thought which starts to the mind's eye.
The national emblem of the equestrian South
is the horse
. Its colors are black and white
. Its shield is the sable horse
, on a silver field; its flag is the white flag with the black horse.
Both colors are already united to make the grey of the confederate uniform; and emblem and colors are alike suggestive of the country and its history, and neither belong to any other natian of Christians.--Ed. Ex
--Richmond Examiner, February 11.