The English news.
The brief summary of English news by the Northern
journals is very curious, especially that part with reference to the views of the Times
We consider all of the out-givings of the press, thus represented through the polished channels of the corrupt, Northern Journals, as entitied to very little weight.
The popular sentlment of England
is with the Southern Confederacy, inevitably.
The approaching session of parliament will show it; and, in the meanwhile, the continued military preparation of the British Government
is a circumstance not to be regarded as insignificant.
As for the Times
, it is a very powerful, yet a very inconsistent and unprincipled newspaper.
It is an fickle as the New York Herald
, and as unscrupulous.
It is more respectable, indeed; but still it can sometimes descend very much in decency.
Its attack on Messrs. Mason
, if properly represented, is that of a blackguard.
it has one advantage of the Herald:
that its editors have not been cowhided or booted; but then Bennett
is known and accessible, while the editorial head of the Times
is a myth, a thing intangible.
It has neither a soul nor corporality.
So that, while the Times
is a paper of great energy, great ability, it has no sort of sensibility, no sense of justice, no character for consistancy, sincerity, or fair dealing.
In cold shoulder to the South
to-day is no guarantee that it will not be its warm defender to-morrow.
will in the ensuing months give us, no doubt, a vast deal of exquisite satire upon Jonathan, and not a little editorial propitiation of the South
; but the letter we will take with a grain of salt.
We shall see in good time where the English
public and where the English Parliament will stand.
We know how the British
interacts should incline them, and in that way, were there no other influences, they will go. But there are considerations of humanity and civilization forced upon them by the barbarians of the Northern
These will co-operate with the appeals of interest, and we shall see in good time that England
will not be an idle spectator of the events in this country.
She will act, and she will act with the concurrence of France