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[151] that cannot be forgiven. Here, the scheme of Secession was planned, here the first insult was offered to the National flag. Thousands and tens of thousands in the North believe that the city should have been burnt to the ground, that her wharves and docks should have been destroyed, that her channels should have been choked up, and that her people should have been scattered over the earth.

In treating with a man who represents so much power and passion, the Conservatives see the need for prudent act and reconciling speech. Like other strangers, Chamberlain is open to the softer influences of society. He likes to sit at good men's feasts and bask in the smiles of well-born women. A podesta in Verona or Ferrari, seldom, if ever, stood beyond the reach of social courtesies; and the podesta of South Carolina shows a disposition to respond, so far as he can meet these White advances without fear of estranging his coloured friends.

“Things are now going well with you?” we ask a staunch Conservative.

“So, so. We wait and bear, for time is working on our side. Chamberlain, though a stranger, like ”

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