previous next

We regret to see, here and there, a Confederate newspaper still holding out the idea of foreign intervention. That England and France may become involved in this war before it is over, is possible, but there are no indications of such an event at present. The new feature of this sensational rumor is, that a portion only of the States having participated in the late Presidential election, the fact of separate organization is thus practically proved. We wonder that anybody can suppose the intervention of European powers depends on any question of right, justice, law, faith, or any other earthly consideration except their own interests. Quixotism was exploded among individuals some centuries ago, and it never did exist among governments. Imagine Louis Napoleon, or Lord Palmerston, putting on coat of mail and mounting war horse, to right the wrongs of distressed nations. Each of those old gentlemen has a large family of his own to attend to, and neither time nor inclination to waste in knight-errantry.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
France (France) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Louis Napoleon (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: