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Gen. Scott are sweet music to all Virginians. We have read with exquisite pleasure that dramatic letter of resignation, in which he refers to a ‘"hurt"’ that makes him unable to mount; horse, and to ‘"other and new infirmities dropsy and vertigo,"’ which have entrenched themselves in his portly person. We shall hereafter have a better opinion of ‘"dropsy and vertigo"’ than we ever had before, regarding them as worthy allies of the Confederate cause and trusting that they will in no degree relax their exertions on account of the dolorous complaints of their distinguished captive. Adversity has had the happy effect of reducing the inflammation of ‘ "Lundy's Lane,"’ and we see no reference in the resignation to the ‘"gout, "’ an aristocratic disease, from which Scott long has suffered, and which deserves honorable mention on account of the excuse it afforded the ‘"Great Captain of the age"’ from being present at the glorious retreat from Manassas, which was the crowing achievement in the life of the man who never lost a battle. There is also another malady, which, with his characteristic modesty, Scott has omitted from the inventory of his conflicts — a disease of the heart, which he has suffered from the hour of his birth, and which we are afraid even death with not eradicate. The man who, after denouncing in the most indignant manner, the idea that he could ever turn his sword against Virginia, deliberately planned and organized an immense army to, overthrow her liberties and reduce her with fire and sword to the dominion of old. Abe Lincoln, must be the victim of a moral malady more hateful and incurable than all the pains and plagues which the iniquities of a long life have justly deserved.
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