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, the saints of the earth, to whom all the earth belongs — who act under a divine commission and a higher law, and cannot, therefore, be expected to obey any impulse so merely human as those of justice and humanity — who have already trampled their own Constitution in the dust, and are responsible only to the law of their own lusts. The great expositor of their creed, and its most genuine representative, Oliver Cromwell, set the first example in Ireland, whither he conducted an expedition in 1648, and it was cruel and bloody enough to satisfy even Yankee thirst of blood. His dispatch from Drogheda, which he had just carried by storm, announces that "in the heat of the action I forbade my soldiers to spare any that were in arms in the town, and I think that night they put to the sword about two thousand men." History tells us that these two thousand men were murdered in cold blood after they had ceased to resist — nay, that very many of them were citizens of the town, and had not been<