We are not strong enough to overlook offences.
Why do we carry arms?
From fear of an attack.
Why do we fire so readily?
In order to forestall a blow.
When people feel secure, they cease to shoot each other in the street.”
“ But in the country — in the cattle-runs, and on the cotton plantations?”
“ In the cattle-runs we are rather wild; knowing hardly any ministers of justice save the hatchet and revolver.
But remember where the cattle-runs lie: within an easy ride of Kickapoo
The cotton-yards are better than the cattle-runs; the Negro being less brutal, if more vicious, than the Kickapoo
I cannot say that in Texas
a fellow thinks it wrong to kill his creditor, his wife's seducer, and his tipsy comrade.”
It will be long ere Austin
are as tame as Norwich
, but the Anglo-Saxon
blood is there, with all its staying power.
A few English ladies would assist the progress of refining much.
A lady never feels her sceptre till she finds herself the empress of some frontier State.
, a gentleman from Missouri