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nning, and management gave him political promotion, and his scholarship and ornate oratory imparted dignity to a reputation which but for them would have been simply that of a cunning demagogue. He never was a statesman, and so long as his enemies concede him that character, they will never be able to explain the mystery which envelopes acts which, if performed by any other man, would be at once perceived to be blunders. The North occupies a summation at this moment from which the genius of Pitt could not extricate it, and yet there is not a third rate man in the British Cabinet who, if he had been Premier of Lincoln's Administration, could not have avoided that situation, or, at any rate, postponed the evil day till his section was better prepared for a collision. That the Southern Confederacy is so soon an accomplished fact, that the rupture of the old Union is final, fatal and Irrevocable is a demonstration that Wm. H. Seward is no statesman. Hence, we are not prepared to as