Henry Ward Beecher
, in one of his late speeches undertakes to ridicule the threat of some of the Northern Democratic
papers, that New England
may be left by other Northern States out in the cold.
He boasts that she will not stay out it she is put out, but will peke her long nose into any arrangement that may be formed for any such purpose.
We have no doubt of the capacity of Yankee impudence, and so long as we can keep them out of our own borders, it is a matter of comparative indifference what other country has the benefit of their companionship.
But it may be questioned whether the rest of the North
, after the agency which New England
has exerted in bringing about the division of the country, and her persistent purpose to make all the rest of mankind tributary to her own will and interests, have any intention of permitting such a root of bitterness to attain any farther ascendancy in their councils.
The Puritan breed would not be contented in Heaven itself they could rule supreme.
They never have been contented under any Government, whether that of England
, or of Holland
, (where they enjoyed entire religious liberty,) or of the United States
, fill their policy and principles were permitted to become dominant.
What that country has become under their influence, every country will become in which they are permitted to have away, and the Democrat at least of the North
appear to be aware of the fact.
Already, the name of Yankee is becoming almost as detestable in some portions of the North
as in the South
A vast majority of the people of is continent would rejoice to see them left to vegetate upon their own barren rocks, the scorn and loathing of all civilized mankind.