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Russell, of the times.

--The letters of the correspondent of the London Times undoubtedly fall below the mark, intellectually, which had been anticipated. His correspondence from the Crimea and from India was interesting and instructive; but we have never seen one letter from America that sustained his previous reputation. He has shown some tact in dealing out misrepresentations of both nations with apparent impartiality, so that it is difficult to decide which he detests the least. Simply as specimens of newspaper correspondence, the first letter of Prince Napoleon shed a clearer light upon affairs in this country than the whole confused jumble of Russell's six months lucubrations.

Too much importance is attached, both personally and professionally, to these wandering Bohemians of the London press. At home, they have no consideration, socially or politically, that should entitle them to receive on this continent the attentions which are extended to them by the highest dignitaries of the land. If our countrymen value themselves so little as to throw open their doors to all the pretentious vagabonds of Europe, they must not be surprised to discover that the world never respects those who do not respect themselves.

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