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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Drawing it mild in Memphis. (search)
hich is succinctly expressed in the great command, Grin and bear it. The conductor of the Memphis Avalanche has so gracefully melted into this mild mood that, Secessionist as he is, we consider him to be a credit to the craft. He owns up like a man. He admits that he is humbled and downcast. His pride has been wounded. What then? Does he wriggle and roar? Does he inefficiently flounder like a fish out of water? Not at all. He quietly concludes to make the best of a bad matter. Like Archimedes, at Syracuse, he involves himself in his virtue, and goes on with his studies, though the Union foot is upon the neck of Memphis Let us, he says, with an originality and power which are alike admirable, let us bear with manly fortitude what we are unable to avoid. This, he concludes, is true philosophy — a philosophy suited to our condition. Now, this calm., godlike, serene, and unimpassioned acquiescence appears to us to be something in itself so exquisitely beautiful, and something, mo