The sentiment of France.
The latest foreign news brings nothing with reference to the sentiment of France
's proclamation, that unparalleled document not having been received there at latest dates.
are a very sentimental people, and there are none more critical in the matter of the proprieties of life and the rules of delicacy and humanity.
We doubt not that they will be fully up to the English
in the proper feeling aroused by the barbarism of Butler
They were somewhat more slow in their waking up to the real character of the present war on this side the Atlantic
, and the cruelties of the Northern
despotism; but being awakened, we believe they will travel a little faster than the English
's proclamation will stimulate their feeling and push them ahead much more rapidly.
It is creditable to humanity that great Governments are, through the people, influenced by sentiment as well as policy; and in the judgment upon our cause before the world, the brutalities and cruelties of the Northern
despotism, and its war of rapid and desolation, will weigh more with the popular mind than any question of interest or policy.