Nollarmgny in Subjugation.
--Lord John Kissell
and with truth in a late speech that he could see no prospect of harmony in the sub-ingation or surrender of the South
It is astonishing that Northern men never look at me subject in this light.
Supposing they could the Southern States
, do they expect the old Union to have any other foundation than force?
Will the Southern
people ever have a Government which is seeking to baptize them with fire and blood, which is slaying our sons and brothers, and threatening dissolution and defilement to every dwelling in the fields.
Do they suppose, if they could succeed that all this would pass us like a summers cloud, that we should wipe from our eyes the bitter tears of bereavement, and clank our letters to a march of triumph, and shout over the graves of our dead, over the fall of our country, and over our own shame,--‘"Hurtan for the Glorious Union
?"’ If not — and we can scarcely suppose them mad enough to imagine that, if subjugated, we shall not eternally hate and execrate them,--they will have to keep down the South
by bayonets, and count cogently on its embracing any and every opportunity to throw off its chains.
A Union thus maintained, will be likely to cost more than it comes to. If there is any calculation left in Yankeedom, let it count the cost of Lincoln
a bloody experiment.