case of Hayti.
We fired no guns, drank no toasts, made no speeches in favor of the establishment of that new republic in our neighborhood.
The very mention of the possibility that Haytien delegates might ask admittance to the congress of the free republics of the New World at Panama
‘frightened from their propriety’ the eager propagan.
dists of republicanism in the Senate, and gave a death-blow to their philanthropic projects.
But as Hayti is a republic of blacks who, having revolted from their masters as well as from the mother country, have placed themselves entirely without the pale of Anglo-Saxon
sympathy by their impertinent interference with the monopoly of white liberty, this exception by no means disproves the general fact, that in the matter of powder-burning, bell-jangling, speech-making, toast-drinking admiration of freedom afar off and in the abstract we have no rivals.
The caricature of our ‘general sympathizers’ in Martin Chuzzlewit
is by no means a fancy sketch.
The news of the revolution of the three days in Paris
, and the triumph of the French
people over Charles X. and his ministers, as a matter of course acted with great effect upon our national susceptibility.
We all threw up our hats in excessive joy at the spectacle of a king dashed down headlong from his throne and chased out of his kingdom by his long-suffering and oppressed subjects.
We took half the credit of the performance to ourselves, inasmuch as Lafayette
was a principal actor in it. Our editors, from Passamaquoddy to the Sabine
, indited paragraphs for a thousand and