previous next

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 and Slidell, 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. The Times 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 people. 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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
France (France) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Slidell (1)
Mason (1)
England (1)
Bennett (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: