The grandiloquent proclamation of Gen. Pope
, on taking command of the ‘"Army of Virginia,"’ is of a piece with the self glorifying manifestos put forth on like occasions by most of the Federal General His
policy, he says, ‘"is attack, and not depends"’ he has ‘"always seen the backs"’ of the Confederates
; he looks before, and not behind," and a good deal mere stuff of the like kind.
‘"Let not him that puttath on the harness boast himself as him that taketh it off. "’ Gen. Pope
cannot please the Fandees more than the Confederated by making an advance.
When he attempts it we shall be able to decide whether his actions are as big as his words.