The London times's correspondent.
--Which the London Times's
correspondent was in the South
be received great civilities, according to his own account, from the Confederate
authorized and military leaders, and was even permitted to inspect the interior of their fortifications and their preparations for defence.
He received the same or even greater attentions at Washington
, being invited to dine with the President
, Gen. Scott
, and other distinguished persons.
It is not at all wonderful, therefore, that Mr. Russell
has assailed both sections with impartial malignity.
His is not the sort of nature to forgive politeness or have a good dinner unavenged, Being unable to conceive any other than an interested motive in the special distinctions which he has received, he considers the individual.
, under no sort of obligations for the favors which have been lavished upon the correspondent of the Times.
In this he may be right, and if his constant exhibitions of ill nature toward this continent shall not entirely with in the ocean, we trust they will at least beaten it's people self-respect, and induce them to keep at a proper distance the vagas of Dickenson
&c., who have never failed to requite courtesy and hospitality with detraction and costumery.
We would throw no damper upon the characteristic hospitality of Southern men to strangers, but when that hospitality is abused, as it uniformly has been by the Bohemians of the London
press, we should learn no longer to throw pearls before swine.
It is about time that we should discriminate between the gentlemen of England
and other foreign countries, and the adventurers and imposters who have so often imposed upon our credulity.
It is fall time that we should cast off the slavish reverence for everything of old-word origin, which so many seem to have imbibed with their mother's milk, and which is not justified by reason or common sense.