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ives. Their conversation is strewed all over with capitals and exclamation points. Their steamers beat all creation, their balloons rise higher, their diving bells sink deeper, their soldiers are the bravest, their business men the fastest, their cities the grandest, and their rural population the most virtuous in the world. Their Congressional orators throw Pitt, Fox, and Barke into the shade; their pulpit lights completely eclipse Massillon, Taylor, Hall, Summerfield; their General, old Scott, was "the great soldier of the age," an age in which Napoleon, Wellington, and a thousand other brilliant European Generals had lived, and in which Pellister, Todleben, and the other distinguished names of the Crimes and of Italy, still lingered upon the stage. It was, also, the "manifest destiny" of Ametion to absurd all the rest of this Continent, and when it would not consent to be absorbed of its own volition, it was to be filibustered in by a process nearly skin in its moral featur
Latest from the North,the Mason-Slidell affair.Gen. Scott's mission.&c., &c., &c. [special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch] Norfolk, Dec. 27. --The Day Book has received Northern papers of the 26th inst., from which we take the following items: No progress was made on Wednesday at Washington in the Mason and Slidell case. The British Government have not presented their ultimatum. The Cabinet have had no consultation on the matter yet. Prince Albert died on the 14th ination of all the rights of neutrals. The Burnside expedition will not leave Annapolis until some time after Christmas. Its destination is for shallow rivers, probably south of Norfolk, as the vessels are all small and of light draft. Gen. Scott has certainly arrived at New York, and is expected in Washington in a few days. He says he is the bearer of the earnest desire of Napoleon for the maintenance of peace between England and the United States. He telegraphs to Washington--" All
a war which may involve us with more than one European Power, while we are engaged in a life and death struggle for the preservation of the Union itself." Gen. Scott's return. From the Washington Star, of the 23d inst, we clip the following in relation to the purpose which induces old "Fuss and Feathers" to return so soon to the United States: The fact that Gen. Scott has so soon returned to the United States (in the Arago) is understood by his immediate friends here to have been the result of his belief that he possesses information, concerning the state of the affair of the Trent on the other side of the water, of importance to our Governcollision with England on two former occasions --in that of the northeastern boundary difficulty, and that of Gen. Harney's imbroglio — was due in great part to Gen. Scott's personal efforts to settle the questions then in issue between the two Governments peaceably. He doubtless hopes — we trust justly — that in this case his pr<
as they were pleased to term our refusal to be governed by them, in six weeks, or even a less time. As old "Fuss" found out, however, that he could not get the Grand Army ready in that time, the period of final settlement was postponed until the 23d of June, the day on which the question of accepting or rejecting the Ordinance was to be put to the people. The 23d came, and the "rebellion," so far from having been crushed, had increased in strength, and was daily waxing greater. Hence old Scott determined to take "a hasty plate of soup" in Richmond on the 4th of July. But, upon second thought, he changed his mind and put off the grand catastrophe until the 21st. Then the "Grand Army" was to move in force and bear down all before it. Accordingly, it set out upon that day, having been engaged for some days previously in marshalling its forces, crossing the river; and fighting at Ball Run. It left few troops behind it, either in Washington or Alexandria. Old Scott, after he was whi
From Norfolk. return of Gen. Scott to Lincolndom — the Winan's steamer in Hampton roads--Gen. Magruder expects an immediate battle — parade of colored Firemen, &c. [special correspondence of the Dispatch] Norfolk. Dec. 27, 1861. The principal subjects of conversation and surmise here are the important items of foreign news received yesterday and Wednesday. Much is said about the return of that miserable old hater of the South, Winfield Scott. The authenticity of the statWinfield Scott. The authenticity of the statement is doubted by some persons, although it seems in rather bad taste to give so great importance to the movements of a great small man, who is ridiculed and sneered at in Europe, and detested throughout the length and breadth of the Southern Confederacy. I learn that the singular iron structure, known as the Winan's steamer, has come down Chesapeake Bay, and is at anchor in Hampton Roads. If she is really in our waters, there may be some special object in the visit. The Yankees may hav