--There were those who censured the breeding of the Americans
when they invaded the incognito
of the Prince
, but the New York Express thinks it is a consolation to perceive that the English
themselves and the Scotch are committing the same blunder that cis-Atlantic barbarians were guilty of. The Empress of the French
visits Great Britain
for her health, which is impaired; she goes in the strictest privacy; she is in deep and recent mourning; every consideration should induce the people of England
to respect her wish for seclusion.
Yet she is followed by crowds who press upon her as eagerly as Backwood Democrats did upon the descendant of the Black Prince
; she is worried with salutations and bored with addresses; bells are rung when she enters a railroad car, invitations are thrust upon her, municipal authorities intrude themselves on her notice.
and Provosts are alike in this matter; curiosity gets the better of courtly courtesy as well as of republican breeding, and the worst taste and the worst manners of the Americans
are paralleled among those who affect to censure and contemn everything that is American.--Boston Post.