Prentice on Morgan.
--We clip the following from the Louisville Journal
of the 19th, from which it appears that Prentice
has never forgiven John Morgan
for the terrible fright he gave him in one of his raids:
In making a partial reply on Tuesday to a letter of our charming little rebel correspondent, "V.," we omitted to notice what she said of Gen. John Morgan
and Gen. Buckner
We don't propose to repair the omission to any great now. "V. " says: ‘"I wonder why you
do not admire our glorious Gen. Morgan
I thought you
had more spirit than not to admire such a dashing hero."’ Alas it has always been the case that the loveliest of women are ever prone to admire and idolize a "dashing hero," especially if he has a strong spice of sin and the him.
A bold robber chief captivates their romantic fancies sooner than a good and quiet Christian citizen, and a gloomy and desperate pirate, like Byron
's Comrad, takes a deeper hold upon their hearts and imaginations than any honest commander of a steam frigate or ship of the line.
If some of John Morgan
's men had robbed our correspondent of her best norse, as they have robbed us of ours, and if they had exhibited a written order to burn her house, as they exhibited one to burn a house of ours, we hardly think he would be the idol of her dreams, as he now is. If Morgan
had offered two hundred thousand dollars for her own or her father's head, as he did for ours, according to a telegraphic dispatch under his own hand published by his favorite biographer and if he had offered three hundred thousand dollars for a shot at her or her father, as he did for a shot at us, according to the testimony of his newspaper organ at Atlanta
(?) she might possibly wonder far less than she does, why elderly gentlemen of a reflecting turn of mind should not admire him altogether.
He is undoubtedly a "dashing fellow," but we guess we shall never approve any dash of his until he dashes out his brains.
We can appreciate John Morgan
We understand exactly what he is, and what he is not. We admire him for his boldness, his intrepidity, his tact, his entirety, his indefatigableness, and his occasional courtesy to prisoners, and we detest him for having inaugurated in Kentucky
the system of guerilla business, robberies, and general depredations.