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Patriotism of the Virginia ladies.

--By a notice in yesterday's Dispatch, the reader has seen the ladies of Essex are all in favor of Southern rights, and, of course, for going right straight out of the present Yankee Union. We feel fully justified in stating that the same sentiments of loyalty and devotion to Virginia burn in the breasts of the Virginia fair generally. We understand that many of them are indignant at the manifestation of submission to Northern domination on the part of members of the Convention, now in session. We sincerely trust that those faithless members, on their return home, will receive from their better-halves the treatment which Old Horace invoked upon his friend, Mæmaecenas, in case he should repeat the experiment of feeding a guest upon garlic:

At si quid unquam tale concupiveris,
Jocose Mæaecenas, precor
Manum puella savio opponat tuo
Extrenva et in sponda cubet.

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