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[192] meet her, with his two mastiffs, Phil and Belknap, and upbraids her: “You have dared to despise the masters I put over you; you have the temerity to wish to govern yourself. I whipped you once. You have no rights that a soldier is bound to respect.” To which abuse Louisiana objects: “ I am a Free State. I obey the Federal law. I am suffering for law and peace. I merely wish to rule myself under the constitution.” “ Constitution!” cries the armed ruler, plunging his dagger into her heart, “I am your constitution.”

In the passion of the moment, everything good and fine in General Grant is overlooked, even his genius as a captain and his services in the field. It is a great misfortune for a soldier to have won his laurels in domestic strife. One half the nation hates him for his talent, and the second half desires to bury him and his services in oblivion. If Naseby and Dunbar had been fought in France instead of in England and Scotland, Cromwell would not have been without his statue. What German ever mentions Waldburg? What Gaul is proud of Guise? Yet hardly any Cavalier denied that Cromwell was a great soldier; and an Englishman cannot hear

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