A Varied life.
--The New York correspondent of the London Star
says that Mr. William Henry Huribut
, who is now a prisoner among the rebels, ‘"is well known in England
as a friend of the Rev. Charles Kingsley
, and a contributor to some of the English
magazines and reviews.
Born in South Carolina
, educated in New York, Germany
, and an extensive traveler through, as well as resident in, half a dozen other countries, Mr. Huribut
had become a thorough cosmopolitan.
He was a polished and versatile writer, and early turned his attention to the press.
Six or seven years ago he was editor of Putnam
He has been the theatrical critic of the Albion
, (English paper of New York,) for a long time, contributing to its columns some of the most delightful feuilletons
I ever read.
He was the author of the anti-slavery articles that appeared in the Edinburgh, I think, some time in 1854 He eventually settled down as assistant editor of the New York Times, which he left last summer in consequence of suddenly breaking out into the worst kind of Secessionism.
He has boxed the compass of everything; has been a Unitarian minister, a muscular Christian, a Free Thinker, a native of a slave State, a violent Abolitionist, a Secessionist, and is at last a captive in durance vile on a charge of being a Northern spy."’