The Herald's correspondent.
We have been greatly amused with the elaborate description given by the New York Herald's
correspondent of his late imprisonment in Richmond
As a work of fancy it does tolerable credit to his ingenious mendacity, but its chief merit consists in the dignity and self-importance with which he invests an object completely insignificant and absurd — himself.
The idea which he advances of various Confederate officials "endeavoring to make themselves agreeable" to him, is a happy conceit, which we trust the intelligent and refined multitude of the North
are gullible enough to swallow.
We wonder if the officials aforesaid were so happy as to succeed in their ambitious aspirations!
The majestic individual of the Herald
does not vouchsafe any light on that point, and we shall be distressed till we know whether he did or not condescend to accept the incense offered at such a shrine.
Every one knows, or ought to know, that the Herald
of New York, is, like the-Herald
, the organ or the aristocracy, learning and moral worth of the country, and that its correspondents are gentlemen of social, intellectual and personal importance!
Every one knows that the editor of the Herald
has never been kicked, catted and horse whipped, has never levied black mail, never hired out his columns to any and every imaginable base and beastly purpose!
Of course his correspondents are not mere literary lazzaroni and vagabonds, whom no gentleman would delile his shoe leather by kicking out of his way.--To make one's self "agreeable" to such magnificent creatures must be glory enough for one life time.
Oh, penny a-liner, living in a garret on the cold moats of Bennett
's table, how to tally thou lockest down from thy airy perch on the rest of mankind!