Four Ememies of the South.
Lord Palmerston, the Whig
premier of England
, an octogenarian, who had been a personal disciple of Wilberforce
in his youth and who had brought down to his present life and office the enthusiasm then inspired by the great emancipator, heard with a smile of incredulity the solemn plea of the Confederacy
at the Court of St. James.
John Bright and Richard Cobden
, the venerable premier's lieutenants, had hardly composed themselves from the exciting sympathy with which they had watched the campaign Abraham Lincoln
for the Presidency.
The German Prince
-Consort, too, Albert, was near to carry into the predicate of Confederate recognition the national German morbidity of hate against slavery.
Albert died soon, yet not before he had developed his stand for the side of the United States
in the American
For years after her husband's death, the Queen
lived in a melancholy, and he would be a rash minister who should approach her Majesty with suggestion of variance with her dead husband's known policy.