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Louis Napoleon already regrets his precipitate proposition to England to unite with France in soliciting an armistice between the North and South. These newspaper correspondents are very knowing gentlemen. The Emperor of the French is proverbial for his secretiveness, not often letting his own Cabinet into his purposes, and therefore it is very probable that he has made a confidant of the Post's correspondent. The most farseeing and circumspect potentate of Europe, we must because from believing that he has acted ‘"precipitately"’ in a matter of such moment, or that he regrets a step which was suggested alike by the interests of civilization and the dictates of humanity. It would be very agreeable to the organ of the venerable Pain Easton to represent Louis Napoleon as a ‘"precipitate"’ young follow, who dashes off with juvenile upon some pet scheme and then repents his rashness at leisure. But such is not the character of the Emperor of the French. He is as cautions and deliberate in his counsels as old Mr. Palmerston and far wiser and more comprehensive in his statesmanship. He is not only live to the teachings of experience, but to the laws of progress, and the interests of France are not as likely to suffer in such hands as those of England under the counsels of Palmerston — a political mummy, wrapped up in the bands of antiquated prejudices, with less life and animation in his ideas of diplomacy than in the wrinkled visage and decrepit form which, by dint of paint and pad ding, still bears some resemblance to a man. It either nation has cause of ‘ "regret"’ for its course hereafter, it will be England, not France. The day may come when, under the auspices of her enlightened and chivalric Emperor, France will be some as great in manufactures and commerce as she already is in arms and when her banners will ride as triumphant over the sea as they now do upon the shore. The Emperor of the French is more likely to accomplish that object by adhering to his purpose of extending the olive branch to the West than by pursuing the day in the manger policy of the malicious dotard, Palmerston.
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