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s. Old men, and most especially old stump orators, can learn nothing new. Far better make a boy of eighteen a General, for he is impressionable, and learns new things readily, than attempt to make an officer of a man over forty-five, who has had no military training. The incubus of demagogism, in the shape of stump orators, descended to us from the late Union, fetters our limbs, paralyzes us, and will soon ruin us, if not speedily shaken off. On this subject we will again quote Mr. Carlyle: "So that the sad conclusion, which all experience, wherever it has been tried, has fatally made good, appears to be, that Parliaments, admirable as advisory bodies, and likely to be in future universally useful in that capacity, are, as rulling or sovereign bodies, not useful, but useless or worse. That a sovereign, with nine hundred or six hundred and fifty-eight heads, all set to talk against each other, in the presence of thirty-four or twenty-seven, or eighteen millions, canno
new publications in England and the United States, which will interest those of our readers who were wont of old to watch the list of forthcoming publications with so much expectancy. We make some extracts from it: The second volume of Buckle's extraordinary "History of Civilization in England" has been issued. The author died suddenly about six months ago, while on a visit to the Continent. It is not known in what condition he has left the materials for the remainder of the work. Carlyle has published the third volume of his "Frederick the Great." The twentieth volume of Thiers's "History of the Consulate and Empire," treating of the of the Hundred Days, is published work from the pen of his Guizot. "An Embassy to the Court of St. James in 1840, " which is elaborately noticed in all the Reviews. The muse of Poetry has been remarkably silent. Nothing of importance has appeared since Tennyson's "Idyls." In poetic criticism I notice a "History of Scottish Poetry," by
of those present proceeded to the grave, which is in a quiet spot on the left side of the cemetery, and not far from the entrance gate. In looking around men were to be seen on every side whose writings constitute the mental food of our people — the muscle and flesh of our literature. Mr. Dickens was naturally present at the solemnity. Some who were aware of the long-established friendship between the deceased and the author of "sartor Resartus," looked for him, too, in the group; but Mr. Carlyle dislikes crowds; and is all but a septuagenarian, and he was not recognized among the spectators. Among other mourners were Mr. Tom Taylor, Mr. Shirley Brooks, Mr. Mark Lemon, Mr. John Leech, Mr. Tennie., Mr. Horace Mayhew, in short, the whole staff of contributors to Punch; Mr. Robert Browning, the poet; Mr. Anthony Trollope, Mr. Theodore Martin, Mr. John Hollingshead, Mr. G. H Lewes, Mr. Dallas, Dr. W Russell, Sir James Carmichael, Mr. H Cole, Mr. Robert Bell, Or Creswick, R A; Mr.
r] and their gentle virtues. The eloquent lady then proceeded to paint a glaring picture of the revolution, and returning to the present era of American history said that there were some people in this country who considered the negro all mankind. Miss Dickenson had said that this war for the freedom of the negro was holier and nobler than the war of the revolution. She (Miss Webb) thought when she read Miss Dickenson's lecture that instead of being entitled "delusions of the hour. " Carlyle had said that £20,000,000 paid down for the liberty of the blacks in the West Indies was equivalent to contributing the same amount for the injury and slavery of the whites.--Time and experience have proved the truth of this idea. The worshiping of snakes by the negroes of Hayti is just as common as among the natives of Central Africa, and these are the gods which emancipation has reared up in the West Indies, [applause,] and seek to set up in this country--[Cheers] the lecturer showe
The problem is now pretty nearly solved. With the whole sidewalk to operate on, it would be very strange if Grant couldn't swing his line around into the rear of Lee's and march into the rebel capital. In the ardor of their patriotism the citizen campaigners usually neglect to give Lee a chance to fortify — or even to fail back before the invincible columns of the Union leaders. --Here's Grant; here's Lee, and here's Richmond"--all done in two strokes and a dot of the walking stick. Carlyle's -- in a nutshell" is nowhere, compared with this laconic demonstration of the great problem of Grant as Lee. Walking stick strategy is the thing after all. It will break the back bone of the rebellion quicker than anything I know of. Capture of prizes. We find the following list of prizes, recently captured by Yankee blockaders, in the Inquirer: Sloop Fortunate, captured off Florida with a small cargo; the Prussian schooner Frederick H. and the English schooner Agues, capt
o'clock in the morning" courage, and which consists in never being thrown off the proper balance by any surprise, no matter how sudden, or any danger, no matter how little foreseen. Yet no man is more impetuous in the charge, or more rapid in the pursuit.--General Hampton possesses another qualification very important in a cavalry officer, and yet not always possessed even by good cavalry officers. He is passionately fond of horses, and an uncommonly fine judge of them; takes a pleasure in studying their nature and wants, and thus affords the best guarantee that he will make his men attend to them. When we add that he is a splendid rider, a practiced swordsman, and an excellent shot; but above all, that he is what Carlyle calls "an earnest man," with no frivolity or childishness about him, but devoted with all the deep enthusiasm of his nature to the cause in which he is engaged, we have said enough, we think, to show that the cavalry of General Lee's army is in very good hands.
Discipline, says Carlyle, is "a kind of miracle, and works by faith, obeys, goes hither and goes thither, marches and halts, gives death and even receives it, as if a Fate had spoken." It is only military experience which teaches the vast superiority of an army of disciplined veterans over an army of new men. Napoleon's Marine Secretary. Truguet, said to him, "much longer time is required to form a sailor than a soldier; the latter may be trained to all his duties in six months." Napoleon replied: "There never was a greater mistake; nothing can be more dangerous than to propagate such opinions. At Jemappe there were fifty thousand French against ninety thousand Austrians. * * It was neither the volunteers nor the recruits who saved the Republic, it was the eighteen thousand old troops of the monarchy, and the discharged veterans, whom the Revolution impelled to the frontier. Part of the recruits deserted, part died, a small proportion only remained, who, in process of time,
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